The WWBPA does a lot of work to make sure that West Windsor is friendly for bicycling and walking, but we also realize that many people want to bike to West Windsor from neighboring communities, and the best route isn’t always the same one they would use with a car.
So we asked Vince, who we met at BikeFest, to tell us about his 10-mile ride from Hamilton Square to his job near the train station. He rides to work three to four days a week. Here’s his route:
I start down Paxson Avenue in Hamilton, which is a 25 mph residential street with a fair amount of room, for about a mile. I then head south on Mercerville-Edinburg Road for about ¼ mile. This is the worst part of my trip, as the road is four lanes with no shoulder at all. It is slightly downhill, so I pedal hard and get out into the painted area to make a left on Flock Road. Then a quick right on the continuation of Paxson Avenue, which I take for about a mile to the way to the west entrance of Mercer County park. It’s about 3 ½ miles through the park, then a left on Dutch Neck Edinburg Road. I love this part with the wide bike lane…. Then I usually take a left onto Village Road West to Penn Lyle. When I get to the intersection at High School South, I take residential roads to Wallace Road at the train station. (I avoid Alexander Road completely, as there isn’t much room.)
He adds: “If West Windsor was not so bike-friendly, I would never consider biking to work.”
What’s your route?
Tags: bike route