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Old 11-27-04, 12:05 PM
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Maps/Routes

Hey-- I live in Brooklyn and am looking to bike to New Haven-- does anyone know a good source, internet or otherwise, for finding bike-friendly (highwayless) routes around the area?

thanks!
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Old 11-27-04, 08:20 PM
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http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/tra...bikeroute.html

Don't know if this is of any value to you...
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Can't help you get out of NYC, but for CT, you can request this bike map to help find a route once you hit CT.

http://www.ct.gov/dot/cwp/view.asp?a...tr=%7C40767%7C

I've cycled through CT on my way to ME this past summer but I stayed much further north entering CT via Salisbury and going pretty much due east past Windsor Locks and then towardes NE CT before going into MA.

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Originally Posted by Stumprofig
Hey-- I live in Brooklyn and am looking to bike to New Haven--

whoa hold the phone! can you do that from here?

so sorry to sound silly, but some days it gets to feel like there's nothing outside the 5 boroughs
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Old 11-29-04, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ch0mb0
whoa hold the phone! can you do that from here?

so sorry to sound silly, but some days it gets to feel like there's nothing outside the 5 boroughs
This is what happens when you spend all your life doing circles in Central/Prospect park. We have railroads that take to you New Haven. During the summer, I explored Metro North and the Long Island railroad with my bicycle. I did not get lost because my GPS made sure that did not happen.

There are loads of places you can get there by train and come back by bicycle. Get yourself a GPS for Christmas and start exploring the world!
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Old 11-29-04, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Stumprofig
Hey-- I live in Brooklyn and am looking to bike to New Haven-- does anyone know a good source, internet or otherwise, for finding bike-friendly (highwayless) routes around the area?

thanks!
Good news. You can get to New Haven by bicycle. I took the Harlem line during the summer as far as Katonah and rode back down to the World Trade Center! It was an incredible ride! I'll be exploring the New Haven Line next summer and I can't wait.

If you look at Mapquest, there is no way to determine what would be a friendly route or not! You can plot out a route and find out the traffic impossible to deal with. This is why I purchased a GPS. You'll see a route that's straight on a map but soon discover that traffic is doing 50 MPH with no shoulder. Once you get past 20 miles from the city, the roads get very narrow with no shoulders! The roads to New Haven are very twisty and you could very well find yourself lost. This is why I use a GPS and imput several way points that will get me to where I want to go. This way, I'm not stuck with any particular route and if a road gets too fast, I can make up my own route.

Ask Santa for a GPS with a built in map and strart exploring the world. Otherwise, you be stuck in Central Park the rest of your life.
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Old 11-29-04, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cavit8
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/tra...bikeroute.html

Don't know if this is of any value to you...
The map has no value until you get into Manhattan. The only way to explore New Haven is with a GPS or paper maps. Quite frankly, I'd invest in a GPS. Radio shack had some models with built in maps for about $99.00 dollars. Just buy yourself a used version of Streets and Trips to get the longititude and lattitude coordinates and your ready to explore the world.
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What about the Boston Post Road? It starts in the Bronx and goes up into Westchester and then New England. If memory serves I think it's part of US 1. Riding it through the Bronx is nothing thrilling, but it should get better once your out of the city. Only major draw back I can think of is it's a major street in most every town it goes through (shopping, etc.).
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