Commuting - San Francisco to Redwood City
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07-30-07, 11:15 PM
I'm trying to determine the best route to Redwood City from San Francisco. I live in the Ingleside neighborhood, about a mile away from SFSU. I found a route from Palo Alto to downtown SF here (http://www.bikeroute.com/ConnectingRidesFolder/CA-PA-SF-Flat.html). I live on Ocean Ave., and I'm trying to figure out if I should go down Ocean and try to make my way to Bayshore Ave and then use the route specified on the site, or if I should try to go down through Daly City. My SF Bike Coalition map doesn't include any of Daly City, and the maps I have don't have it in detail. Has anyone had much experience riding south towards San Jose (Redwood City specifically) from the SFSU area? I'm planning on doing some exploring tomorrow, but I know it can take a while to find a good route, so I'm hoping someone can help me out. Thanks,
Hmmm...running through it in my mind I would go Ocean to Mission through Colma and SSF, onto El Camino all the way to Redwood City, where I work :) . The long and scenic route would be to make it up to Skyline Blvd through Canada Road and ride that all the way to Woodside road.
I'd avoid El Camino Real at all costs. It's not fun. The above route puts you on it in Millbrae. I'd recommend taking a right onto Santa Inez from San Antonio, cross El Camino onto Park Place, which becomes Magnolia. Left at the end of Magnolia onto Trousdale. Cross ECR and back onto the above route along California Ave.
The above route starts on the Embarcadero. Coming from Ocean, take Geneva past the Cow Palace to Bayshore, then join the above route. Southbound this is a nice downhill!!
07-31-07, 03:50 PM
Ocean to Plymouth to San Jose Ave. to El Camino Real. There's a funny little jog where Plymouth hits Sagamore to the East to hit San Jose, but it's minor. Bayshore will be more of a headache to navigate and will also be less direct.
Relax, it's only 40 or so miles!
08-01-07, 01:00 AM
Hmm, Ocean to Lake Merced, up John Daly to Skyline, Skyline kinda ends on the freeway at 280. I think you can get on 280 until the first exit, need to doublecheck. Exit Larkspur, back on Skyline, basically follow skyline down to 92, where you meet up with Canada road, take it to edgewood and drop down to RWC.
That my friend, would be the most scenic route to take, minimal stops and hopefully not too many cars. The only downside, its up in the hills, bit of a climb up skyline.
Let me know how it works out.
08-01-07, 01:19 PM
Thank you all for the suggestions. I set out yesterday with some directions written down, but immediately got lost. I eventually found my way onto Skyway Dr. which was scenic, but without a detailed map on me, I had to turn around after about an hour of riding. I'll probably try again tomorrow and see how far I get.
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