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    Route Westbound out of Boston

    Anyone know if RT 9 Westbound out of Boston open to cyclists?
    I called State Police and was told cyclists couldn' t use it only Rt 20

    If Rt 9 not open to us, what's 20 like. Only familiar with 20 East bound to Worcester

    Thanks

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    Route 9 SUCKS! You do not want to ride on it. You are going to be overwhelmed by cars. Some places have sidewalks, some don't. Some places have wide shoulders, some have none. It is not a road that is built for bikes. I've seen some commuters using it, but this is really early and in the summer when there is significantly less traffic, both due to the time of day and summer traffic is always less than normal traffic in Boston. There is also a lot of construction there lately with new paving and sidewalk building, so it might be nice when it's done, but I don't know when that will be.

    I highly advise you to find roads that parallel it, even if you have to zig zag a bit. They will be safer, prettier, and you will enjoy the ride much more.

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    Senior Member bktourer1's Avatar
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    I have ridden 9 eastbound to Worcester with no problems. What about 20 west from Boston?

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    Hey Bktourer, if you're going to be heading down through the Hudson valley of NY (everything between the hudson river and CT/ Mass) let me know where you're going to be. I'd love to join you for a day of riding. Message me or cell: 914 860 5140

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    rt 9 is open to bikes, i ride it to work everyday from the 16 intersection/fire house to rt 27 intersection about a 4-5 mile span. the shoulder is wide but lots of debris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bktourer1 View Post
    I have ridden 9 eastbound to Worcester with no problems. What about 20 west from Boston?
    Route 9 as you start getting into the Boston suburbs is a different kettle of fish from Route 9 out west.

    Google Maps Bicycle Routing does a pretty good job of Worcester to Boston.

    Speedo

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