new commute map

Here is a map of my new potential commute. It's only 6 miles longer according to google maps pedometer, but damn does it look long. And depending on how busy that bike path is, it could be a LOT slower. We'll see, I guess.


Anonymous CarlV said...

Wow, 21 miles. That's great. I thought my 17 mile commute was long. Good luck.

9/01/2005 9:22 AM  
Blogger filtersweep said...

What bike path are you referring to? The only thing I can envision is along Shepard/Warner Rd- which is virtually desolate at all hours. I start by Lk Harriet and end at White Bear Ave. & 94 -also about 20 miles. I hate crossing the bluff at the end of my commute.

9/02/2005 8:09 AM  
Blogger annie said...

I use the Shepard/Warner one anyway, that was part of my old route and I don't mind it. The one I'm talking about now runs next to Lake Rd between Century and Woodbury Drive. It's narrower, like a sidewalk, and there aren't too many places where it's reasonable for people to walk or bike out here so it might be crowded in the mornings, I'm not sure. What really irritates me is that whoever planned this stupid city didn't even bother to put the path on the same side of the road consistently. If I take that path, I'll be forced to cross the road back and forth at random depending on where the path happens to be at the time. We'll see - I haven't done it yet, we're still moving into this building and I thought I should have my car here, but I'll probably try it out next week sometime.

9/02/2005 8:14 AM  
Blogger sui generis said...

You're passing pretty close to our house on Dayton's Bluff there, Annie! In fact, part of your route is what I'm trying to encourage my wife to ride in to work. How's the traffic on Upper Afton Rd & Century?

9/02/2005 9:25 AM  
Blogger annie said...

Upper Afton is great. It's all residential so it's pretty quiet. Century kind of sucks, the pavement on the shoulders (when there is a shoulder) obviously isn't much of a priority for the city of Woodbury, and it's a relatively busy street, but doable. What part of Century would your wife have to ride?

9/02/2005 9:43 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

One potential you could explore is to take the bus for part of the commute. All the metro transit buses are supposed to have bike racks now, so you don't need to look for a designated route. There used to be a bus out of downtown St Paul that ran out to Woodbury.

9/02/2005 12:17 PM  

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