Detailed directions about the route can be obtained from the altimetry (last figure of the gallery), from the captions of the individual photos and from the "Google Map" at the bottom right, which can be enlarged as desired. Double clicking on the photos you can view them at the highest resolution.
Description of the route
This is one possible route from Venice to downtown Mestre, mostly achievable using bike lanes or paths; the first section from Piazzale Roma to Vega and the train station at Porto Marghera follows the new bike path from Venice.
Reverse route Mestre to Venice.
Having arrived at the end of the new bike path from Venice, you are now in front of the Antares Pavilion of Vega (Venice Gateway for Science and Technology), and on the right, an underpass (steep grade, it is better to get off the bike), which allows one to pass under the SR 11 highway and under the railroad tracks of the Porto Marghera train station.
Unfortunately, in 2018, access to the bike lane along Via Torino was blocked, for construction at the train station, and the cyclist is now forced to find a different way of getting to that bike lane: one has to use the underpass below the railroad tracks that involve stairs on both ends and then ride along Via Paganello, which has no bike lane, and even though it has little traffic, it is still a perilous street because of the broken-up pavement.
Continuing the detour along Via Paganello, the street first turns to the right, but then the cyclist goes behind the IperCadoro supermarket, to join Via Torino with its bike lane on the near side; Via Torino passes by the enormous Laguna Palace hotel and then, near the end, just before the Interspar supermarket, you cross Via Torino and follow a bike lane on the left side that first crosses the Corso del Popolo and then Via Cappuccina, where you will find a bike lane on the left that will take you to the center of Mestre.
After crossing Via Carducci the bike path runs by the brand new complex of M9, the multimedia Museum of the Twentieth Century, which opened in 2018, and finally the bike path ends at Via Alessandro Poerio, the center of Mestre, in front of Le Barche shopping center.