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3705 clicks; posted to Geek » on 12 Jul 2014 at 5:03 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-07-12 02:45:02 PM  
That's pretty cool. I will definitely go out of my way for good scenery, especially on foot.
2014-07-12 02:59:44 PM  
When lonely days turn to lonely nights
you take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
Take the long way home
2014-07-12 03:43:01 PM  
Pretty cool. I hope they do it.
2014-07-12 05:17:00 PM  
The road less traveled. I like it.
2014-07-12 05:43:21 PM  
The program automatically avoids an area within 20 miles of Detroit.
2014-07-12 06:07:58 PM  
...for example.
2014-07-12 08:35:32 PM  
Get to finally get to finally get to finally know each other.
2014-07-12 09:03:55 PM  
AAA had this on their Tripticks back in the 80s. You could specify for speed, scenery and shopping,I think.
2014-07-12 09:15:51 PM  

MBrady: scenery...in a city?  does that include fighting the traffic, dodging the other idiots in cars, and not missing a turn and ending up in the middle of a gang war?

The map in TFA shows a walking path through Boston Common and the Public Gardens, so, maybe your city just sucks.

/although the algorithm led them through Downtown Crossing, which is "scenery" if you like looking at bums
2014-07-12 09:25:54 PM  
Except that quantifying something subjective may pose a problem. But then again, they have user reviews and feedback, and we all know that is never biased.
2014-07-12 09:53:41 PM  
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2014-07-12 10:53:13 PM  

baronbloodbath: The program automatically avoids an area within 20 miles of Detroit.

And Boston...
2014-07-12 11:01:39 PM  
Known by many people as the "motion sick route"
2014-07-12 11:53:12 PM  
Pretty soon they'll have this in automotive GPS.

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2014-07-13 10:55:11 AM  
AeroStitch, a motorcycle clothing company in Minnesota had a GREAT catalogue with a smattering of fake items for sale, my personal favorite was called "The interesting road Finder" and was a GPS that would always find you the best motorcycle road between any two points.

It's not a new idea, Robert Pirsig in "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" talks about how to find the best/interesting/scenic places using, of all things, paper maps.

And yea, I think this is an EXCELLENT idea.  Radiator Springs anyone?
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