BrooklynBikeRouteFilter: Please help me map the best route to/from Brooklyn/Manhattan by bike.
I'm trying to start riding to/from work every day. My route starts at Eastern Parkway and Rogers in Brooklyn, and ends at Broadway and Astor Place in Manhattan.
is giving me directions which I'm not entirely comfortable with [I've never ridden on, and so want to avoid, the Williamsburg Bridge,] so I'm looking for a better route. It seems to prefer the Williamsburg Bridge over the Manhattan Bridge because of the routes in Manhattan, but NYC Bike Maps
seems to have a more updated version which includes Lafayette and Chrystie Streets with bike lanes.
So once in Manhattan it seems like Chrystie>Grand>Lafayette>Astor would work.
But what about in Brooklyn? I used to ride Flatbush Avenue… I'm not crazy about that. Neither Ridethecity nor NYC Bike Maps show Washington Avenue as having a bike lane, but I'm fairly certain it does. If so, then the most direct route would seem to be Eastern Pkwy>Washington>Bergen
, but then what? (I can also get onto Bergen from Bedford if I'm wrong about Washington Ave.) From Bergen Street, what's the best route to the Manhattan bridge?
As for the way back…
Ridethecity tells me to go down to Grand>Chrystie>Canal
to the bridge. Is Broadway better of worse than Mercer to get down to Grand? Is there a a better route altogether?
And once I'm back in Brooklyn, what's the best route to get back to Eastern Parkway? Is it Jay>Myrtle>Washington/Bergen?