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Old 12-16-05, 10:43 AM
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Route 22 in NJ/PA?

Hi all. This is not strictly a "tour" but I figured this would be a good place to ask. I'm going from Newark, NJ to Easton, PA and it looks like Route 22 would take me there... but it coincides with Interstate 78 for part of the trip.. is it bikeable? Anything to watch out for? Any other route suggestions?

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The NJ state police will likely get pissed if you ride on I-78. Instead you might look at a better map which show the various country roads that run between Easton and Somerville NJ. That may prove to be a more enjoyable and safer choice

https://www.state.nj.us/transportatio...ountymaps.shtm
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velonomad, that site just lists county offices I could ask for maps...

but point taken, I can re-route around that 5-mile stretch
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Hey,
Check out NJbikemap.com. It should have the info that you need.
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Originally Posted by orange
Hi all. This is not strictly a "tour" but I figured this would be a good place to ask. I'm going from Newark, NJ to Easton, PA and it looks like Route 22 would take me there... but it coincides with Interstate 78 for part of the trip.. is it bikeable? Anything to watch out for? Any other route suggestions?

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Please get yourself a good GPS with Map software and learn how to use it. Learn how to create routes with "Way Points" to direct you in the right direction. The reason you don't want to use a complicated route is because you'll get lost easily. This is unfortunate which is why you need to get a GPS.

The route you are thinking of taking is insane. You are not a motorcycle and the direct route to Pensylvania across I78 is dangerous. You have to make many indirect routes on slower roads but this is VERY hard with a map since many roads are not named. With a GPS, you always know where you're going and I can't stress how incredibly useful this device would be on the journey you intend to do.

I've been exploring NJ with my GPS using trains. This past summer, I've been able to travel from Trenton, Suffern, Dover and Gladstone right back to Newark without getting lost. This would have been impossible with a map and I would not have attempted it. Only once did I end up on a road that was too dangerous forcing me to ride on the sidewalk for a mile. I've since changed my route to avoid that road so it safe now.

It seems like you want to get to Allentown but forget the route you intend on taking. I wish i could give you more advice but I'm just starting to explore NJ with my GPS.
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Some parts of 22 might be bikeable (unpleasnatly, however) but 78 is a death road even in a car !! Avoid like bird flu !!
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