Any suggestions for a decent road map covering the area between Macquairie University and CBD?
UBD, Satnav or Google Maps.
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https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Circular+Quay,+Sydney+NSW/Macquarie+University,+Sydney+NSW+2109/@-33.8243555,151.125807,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b12ae69d26aafad:0x7f9b21ebd5b57ce0!2m2!1d151.2108839!2d-33.861756!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b12a6727337c5e9:0x61bd52277696dfc2!2m2!1d151.1126498!2d-33.7738237Edited: 27 May 2018, 22:26
As you seem to still be keen on driving from Macquarie Uni area into the CBD despite all the suggestions to the contrary in a previous post, the easiest most direct route is via the M2, Lane Cove Tunnel, Gore Hill F'way and Bridge.
You just get on the M2 by the Uni and follow the signs, you will not even notice the names of the roads changing as it is a major multi-lane highway/tunnel system, extremely well signposted.
It costs $10+ each way in tolls (and parking when you get there). …nsw.gov.au/sydney-motorways/…mobile.html
As said before, depending on the time of day you drive traffic can be horrendous.....this from my experience of the route on a daily basis- luckily going against the peak hour traffic flow.
Negotiating the CBD in a car is beyond horrendous and avoided by most locals at all costs if at all possible.
Most locals don't drive into the city - but tourists are fearless! Or better drivers than we are!
I used to drive into the CBD, but when I realised that train fares are cheaper than parking, even on weekends, I saw the light and realised I was being stupid.
LovaBrug is apparently an international student concerned with the cost of public transport for a 3 month stay. At the same time they are resisting advice to avoid driving from the Uni into town, despite the difficulty of negotiating the CBD and that one day's drive via the easiest most direct route will cost more that a weeks Opal fares, in tolls and parking.
Go for it, LoveBrug! it's a brilliant idea!! You'll find reading a paper map propped against the steering wheel while negotiating the traffic a particularly thrilling experience.
Just ignore George Street; it doesn't exist any more.
Enjoy your trip. Best of luck. Don't forget to report back about how it all went. :)
All: where in my post is mentioned that I want to drive in that area?
I just asked for a roap map, because I like to see on printed paper the area where I am.
Many "thanks" for all helpfull info.
Poida69 suggested UBD - any specific map number?