Gungahlin to Belconnen commuting

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.

Overview

Riding on the bike path is shorter than riding on the road but slower. Getting around Lake Ginninderra is a problem. The path through John Knight Park on the east side of the lake is narrow, has blind corners and is popular with walkers. Those that enjoy riding fast on the road are better off on the west side and avoiding Emu Bank.

Road cycling route

Via Ginninderra Drive and Coulter Drive.

  • Distance: 12.0 km
  • Estimated travel time: 29 min
Road cycling route. Gungahlin to Belconnen commuting. Map Komoot. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Bike path route

Via John Knight Park bike path and Emu Bank.

  • Distance: 10.4 km
  • Estimated travel time: 34 min
Bike path route. Gungahlin to Belconnen commuting. Map Komoot. Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Usage

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 available as a website and smartphone app. Komoot can be used for free. It is worthwhile creating an account. The map data is from OpenStreetMap.

Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra
Lake Ginninderra bike path, Belconnen, Canberra

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