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Traffic news?

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:59 pm

Want to go out for a ride now but it’s Friday pm and traffic in the summer in the West Country is just awful, everyman and his dog wants to get to Somerset, Devon and Cornwall all via the same route. Traffic info always seems to be out of date, which website/app is most current? What do you use?
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by mikestrivens » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:02 pm

Waze is kept pretty up to date.
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:03 pm

mikestrivens wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Waze is kept pretty up to date.
Is that a paid app? I’m not familiar with it.
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“It’s shit. And as soon as I get home I’m going to buy one.”
That was a fellow journalist’s first impression of the BMW R nineT recently. It’s a pretty accurate summary; the R nineT is somewhat ill-mannered by modern motorcycle standards but also instantly, inarguably, infatuatingly wonderful.

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Re: Traffic news?

Post by mikestrivens » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:05 pm

No it’s free. Try it.
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Bender » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:13 pm

I just use Google maps, it's not too bad.
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by raesewell » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:17 pm

Tomtom My Drive is up to the minute.

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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Moonraker » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 pm

Unless I'm really lost I don't use anything except the signs. I think you would do very well to get too lost :D

Not sure where in the West Country you're based but the A4 is a good road to ride!
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Stu » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:15 am

markhibberd5 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Unless I'm really lost I don't use anything except the signs. I think you would do very well to get too lost :D

Not sure where in the West Country you're based but the A4 is a good road to ride!
Which signs tell you about the traffic info though :lol:
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Moonraker » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:44 am

Stu wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:15 am
markhibberd5 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:22 pm
Unless I'm really lost I don't use anything except the signs. I think you would do very well to get too lost :D

Not sure where in the West Country you're based but the A4 is a good road to ride!
Which signs tell you about the traffic info though :lol:
I, sometimes regretfully, never worry about it. :lol:
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:36 am

Thanks all. I’ve put waze on my phone and will have a good wade about it later. Used google maps before leaving yesterday and in was really accurate so all good :thumb:
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by fastbob » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks, I have also just installed Waze . It looks very interesting and fun to use .

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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Yeldur » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:52 am

Waze is actually owned by Google and is much better, not sure why Google don't just borrow all the parts in Waze that make it good and just add it to Google Maps, then they can scrap Waze and also make Google Maps 50 times better.
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:54 am

Sounds a sensible idea. Perhaps it’s to do with market saturation?
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Re: Traffic news?

Post by Slowlycatchymonkey » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:53 am

Downloaded the recommended Waze and really liked it but ended up going back to tomom as I couldn’t see how to avoid parts of the route. I found ‘alternative routes’ but couldn’t specifically exclude a part of it eg the motorway part or Bristol city centre.

Anyone know if you can do that?
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“It’s shit. And as soon as I get home I’m going to buy one.”
That was a fellow journalist’s first impression of the BMW R nineT recently. It’s a pretty accurate summary; the R nineT is somewhat ill-mannered by modern motorcycle standards but also instantly, inarguably, infatuatingly wonderful.

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Re: Traffic news?

Post by SometimesSansEngine » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:29 am

Never had an issue with Google maps (including live routing), that also has an avoid motorway function too I'm sure

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