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Going riding on the freeway

With the EastLink freeway being officially opened on June 29th, today was the Community Open Day, allowing the public to see the completed freeway, by walking or cycling.

You can see some great maps, zoomable to see streets or aerial photo view – and there’s a comparison from the Melway of 1969 – only a few streets in our area.

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Cameron and I jumped on the pushbike, and rode onto the freeway at the High St Rd on-ramp (south bound). 

We rode up to the Ferntree Gully Rd overpass, and back again.

Was quite surreal, to be able to ride along where traffic will be zooming past at 100 km/h.

We stopped for a drink, and had a few photos on the freeway.

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Will be interesting to see how the new freeway (tollway) affects our local traffic, we’re only 1-2 km’s from it.   Across the street, another row of houses, and then two football fields away.  Might be some folk cut along our street to get to the freeway, but hopefully not too many – we’ll get speedhumps before too long.

Very close and convenient to jump on – will save us some time to the city, and to visit friends in Berwick, and Ringwood.   I think I’ll even use EastLink to zip to Boronia Rd, will save me 15-20 mins on a trip to Mitcham train station.  Might even bump the value of the hou$e as well.   🙂

Click here to see more about SEITA and EastLink – and there’s another website to open a breeze account (like a eTag).

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