Black Mountain Peninsula opened again

The resurfacing of the Black Mountain Peninsula bike path is now completed and reopened.

A massive gap opened up in the Canberra cycling network as the Black Mountain Peninsula bike path closed for resurfacing in September 2020.

How much further is it?

  • A detour from Lake Burley Griffin (interchange) around the north of Black Mountain to Civic adds 9km to the journey if you stay on a bike path.
  • A detour from Lake Burley Griffin (interchange) south around the lake to Civic adds 7.5km to the journey if you stay on a bike path.

Lady Denman Drive

Lady Denman Drive runs parallel to the bike path. John Dow provided the following tip.

“Just jump on Lady Denman Drive, keep left, it’s a wide road with enough room.”

This will take you to the ANU and traversing the ANU will bring you to civic.

North or south route?

The direct path is closed from Monday 21/09/2020 for resurfacing.

Path along LBG to be resurfaced. Collection LBG resurfacing, map Komoot.

The detours between these two points are not short. Riding south around the lake is the shortest.

Riding south around LBG is the shortest. Collection LBG resurfacing, map Komoot.

North around Black Mountain is the longer route.

North around Black Mountain is the longer route. Collection LBG resurfacing, map Komoot.

Here are all the routes on one map that can be viewed on Komoot as a collection.

Comparison of the north and south routes. Collection LBG resurfacing, map Komoot.

Working out the best route

You are going to have to think about your options. The CyclOSM view of the Canberra cycling network may help. The areas impacted are Molonglo Valley, Weston Creek, Belconnen, West Belconnen. Those living in the Woden Valley will likely take the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and be therefore unaffected.

What to do? Take a look at this map first for the overview. Komoot is good, too. Extra travel time is to be expected. Enjoy!

Black Mountain Peninsula bike path closed. CyclOSM v0.3.6  Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

3 Replies to “Black Mountain Peninsula opened again”

  1. Might of been better if they did this in stages rather than closing off the full area for 10 days (30/9 is actually a Wednesday, not Friday).
    It seems concerning that they are doing West Basin area where they are starting a big redevelopment soon and existing paths are likely to be ripped up or damaged. I hope the left hand is talking to the right hand here…

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