Also I've considered the "highway and above" rule as a possibility, but my desired route is primarily Highway and Freeway, except for the endpoints and one short section in the middle where I connect from the Major Highway to the Freeway on a Minor Highway and a Service Road/Ramp. (...)
WeeeZer14 wrote:A Service Road is considered a local street and it is treated the same as Street or Primary Street. Therefore it will be heavily penalized or flat out ignored for long trips.
davipt wrote:WeeeZer14 wrote:A Service Road is considered a local street and it is treated the same as Street or Primary Street. Therefore it will be heavily penalized or flat out ignored for long trips.
I've mentioned it because I see on the forums that a primary is a local street, as you call it, but there is a page on the wiki that mentions primaries as potential candidates for long routes. I'm personally assuming the wiki is wrong.
WeeeZer14 wrote:Well it just gets muddy in that it depends on how long a trip is before it is pruned. So at some distance all roads are used, then streets drop out, then later primary drops out, and so on. At least that seems to be how it works, we of course can't know every trade secret they use in the routing engine
Sometimes we've heard support say that Primary is the same as Street. Other times that it is different and will be used on longer trips. But I am pretty sure that I only recall Service Road being compared to Street. A Service Road is used to get to a specific business or residence. It isn't used to pass through on your way to somewhere else.
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