Cycle Commute from Kilburn to Canary Wharf
Steve Nelson wrote:
I am planning to cycle to and from work - from North Kilburn to Canary
I have searched google groups for suggestions on possible routes, and
have so far gathered:
1) Its a good idea to cross south from the Isle of Dogs and then
re-cross the river around Tower-Bridge.
Rotherhythe tunnel is not pleasant and climb at ends (with traffic backed
up behind you) can be quite a leg sapper when not feeling fresh.
2) Canal paths may be a mixed blessing - not direct, may be busy with
commuters and sometimes run out of path.
I haven't used them extensively enough to comment properly but I would
expect them to be slower than using the roads unless you can find
particularly nifty short cuts.
I've also looked at an A-Z, and the route across the south of the
river seems fairly straightforward (although specific guidance would
Maps from the London Cycling Campaign should help.
Lime House Link Tunnel from east-a-bit-of Tower Bridge area (north side)
can be a wonderfully fast way to warp to/from docklands (especially with
tail wind) - but cycles are banned. Lane widths and gradients aren't too
bad though; don't know what the chances of getting nicked are.