I used Mapquest to plan out a route, and was pleasantly surprised to find out I could be almost as productive by taking surface streets to get from my house to Kirkwood and Webster, then getting on the highway to head to Valley Park before I made it back home. However, I've lived in this area for 30 years and thought I knew the best way to get to Kirkwood. Today Mapquest gave me a route to get there that I've never used before that ended up being even better.
Instead of heading east for 15 minutes than turning and heading northeast (which involves a lot of neighborhood driving, and a lot of stop signs) Mapquest told me to turn north at a street ten minutes from my house, stay on that street for five minutes, then turn right on a third street. In addition to fewer turns, this course involved fewer stop signs.
Sounded like a good idea to me.
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