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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: cycleheidi on April 21, 2009, 10:24:15 pm

 
Title: does anyone have experinace maping routes with www.viamichelin.com ??
Post by: cycleheidi on April 21, 2009, 10:24:15 pm
Hi everybody,
I am new to the site. I saw this webite listed as a good way to map routes and avoid highways that we shouldn't be riding on. Has anyone used this site? and how reliable is it?
Title: Re: does anyone have experinace maping routes with www.viamichelin.com ??
Post by: fredlonas on April 23, 2009, 11:19:08 am

        I tried to use it but couldn't figure out how to get USA to come up and input a route from Pittsburgh to Sandusky. If you get to work let me know.

        Fred
Title: Re: does anyone have experinace maping routes with www.viamichelin.com ??
Post by: JHamelman on April 24, 2009, 08:40:59 am
I just gave it a shot using your endpoints (Pittsburgh and Sandusky) and got a message that said it could not compute a trip over 200 km. When I changed Sandusky to Erie, PA, it worked just fine. Oddly enough though, that route came out to 201 km...

.Jenn.
Title: Re: does anyone have experinace maping routes with www.viamichelin.com ??
Post by: fredlonas on April 24, 2009, 07:11:06 pm

    Thanks Jenn. I used Pittsburg to Cleveland and it worked but I don't want to go to Cleveland but I've gotten other help.


      Fred
Title: Re: does anyone have experinace maping routes with www.viamichelin.com ??
Post by: paddleboy17 on April 27, 2009, 12:17:32 pm

    Thanks Jenn. I used Pittsburg to Cleveland and it worked but I don't want to go to Cleveland but I've gotten other help.


      Fred

So what are you using to plot your route?
Title: Re: does anyone have experinace maping routes with www.viamichelin.com ??
Post by: JHamelman on April 27, 2009, 12:43:41 pm

    Thanks Jenn. I used Pittsburg to Cleveland and it worked but I don't want to go to Cleveland but I've gotten other help.


This is a great example of how I think the 200 km restriction would make using this web tool a real hassle if you were going very far. On the other hand, it could be helpful when approaching and traversing urban areas.

.Jenn.