Marti wrote:I had a look at the maps, and the most direct route would be via Princes Hwy then take Ferntree Gully Rd. These are quite major roads, and I don't know how bike friendly.
We could also take High Street all the way past Glen Waverley, then hook a right to get to Jells Park. Again, no idea how bike friendly that is, although I am planning to ride High Street in from Mitcham (via Blackburn and Highbury).
Can someone who's ridden in that general direction offer advice?
Snuffy wrote:There's a potentially dangerous hill on High St around Glen Iris when you're heading outbound.
Just after the bit where the Freeway, train line, Gardiners Crk Path and High Street cross, you have to climb a reasonably steep hill around two twisty corners, where people tend to drive rather quickly. Outbound, there's not much else of note along High Street.
marckhor wrote:You can probably ride up High Street then take a right to Malvern Rd which becomes Waverley Road, and head straight up.
marckhor wrote:That's my part of town. I live about 5 km from Jells Park and off Waverley Road. I commute to work riding down Waverley Road to Scotchman Creek (just after Holmesglen Tafe and under the M1, Gardiner's creek then to CBD. heading outbound, Scotchman creek is good up to Waverley road but not good for road train (bunch riding) as it is too narrow and problem high pedestrian traffic.
Waverley road is quiet on weekends and public holidays. Ferntree Gulley Road is another good option as it will take you directly to Jells Road. The dangerous part on FTG is between Blackburn Rd and Springvale Rd when traffic from the M1 merges in.
You can probably ride up High Street then take a right to Malvern Rd which becomes Waverley Road, and head straight up.
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