I wouldn't recommend StKilda junction for a new rider. The side streets to the left of Chapel St are a lot more peaceful. Yarra trail is nice and from there you can have a look on google maps at yarra st, osborne st, Porter st. A little slower, and you have to cross roads not at intersections but it will be a lot less unsettling for a new rider.
Or chapel st! There's lots to look at for a casual rider and you usually ride faster than traffic and so can just sit in the middle of the road.
Last edited by lomlate
on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 5:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.