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Biking from Needham to Allston-best flat route
Posted May 20th, 2012 - 8:51 pm from Venice, Italy
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Posted May 21st, 2012 - 3:56 am by from Brookline, United States (Permalink)
super easy to get there. not a lot of hills and should take less than 20 minutes. Thats the nice thing about how small boston is. I would say just look it up in google maps. Once you get to Coolidge corner it is just straight down harvard st.

Posted May 21st, 2012 - 4:11 am from Venice, Italy
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Posted May 29th, 2012 - 6:00 pm by from Portland, United States (Permalink)
Sorry, I haven't biked in that part of town. Have you tried looking at topo maps? I found one, I know it's old, but it can give you a rough idea of where hills are:
http://historical.mytopo.com/getImage.asp?fname=bstn03sw.jpg&state=MA
Good luck!
-Daniel

Posted June 6th, 2012 - 3:25 am from San Francisco, United States
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Posted June 6th, 2012 - 4:14 am by from Venice, Italy (Permalink)
Thank you very much Tim. So can I please ask u a couple of information about your route?
1) I pressed the 3D bottom next to your ruote and the route I posted above. I am sure that the charles part is super flat. But what about the part from Needham to the river? It does not look flatter than my route from beacon. But it not very clear from that 3D function so I d rather trust u.
2) What about luminosity of the street (for both mine and your route) in the case we wanna do that at night? are there street lamps
3) what about the presence of bike laned? Are they anywhere? And are there bike lanes on that part of the Charles?If yes are they two-lanes bike lane like in the part of the charles that go from allston to downtown boston, in a way that we can bike side and have a nice chat (and occasionaly move back to a single line in case somebody is biking or running in opposite direction of course)? (I sometimes do that with friends at late night on the east charles, almost nobody is there) We have no hurry and we like to have a relaxing ride and chat.
4)what route is safer the nite?Mine or yours?

thank you sorry if I was very precise
Alberto

Posted June 6th, 2012 - 8:16 pm from San Francisco, United States
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