Optimal routes are rare, but there are ‘better’ routes. People have different cycling preferences. Road riding and off-road cycling are found here. Road lanes and bike paths may not be continuous but there is usually enough to make a worthwhile route.
Riding on the bike path is 1.2 km further (14%) and 9 min slower (33% greater travel time).
Road cycling route
- Distance: 8.5 km
- Estimated travel time: 27 min
Bike path route
- Distance: 9.7 km
- Estimated travel time: 36 min
This route is along Benjamin Way. An alternate route is along the Belconnen Bikeway.
Update 6 February 2021 Belconnen Bikeway
The construction along Emu Bank is completed. However, the construction of the section promised at the 2016 ACT Election along Benjamin Way has not yet begun.
The maps and routes are available on Komoot. The routes may differ to the official CBR Cycle Routes (that have grown historically). The routing algorithm and travel time estimates are derived from Komoot using standard settings. Komoot is free, and is available as a website and smartphone app. It is worthwhile creating an account. The map data is from OpenStreetMap.