10-15-2004, 08:34 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Limerick, PA
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I was looking at it as a way of making my 30 mile commute on my 1980 Honda Goldwing (without a radio) a bit less stop and go. Then I saw that my area of the world (southeastern PA) is not yet supported. Then I began to think of how long it might actually take to "dial" into several different key cameras and check the traffic and figured I might as well just ride.
What I'd really like is to be able to receive the "flow" information I can see on some local TV channels - it gives the average speed on a certain stretch of highway. If I could have that e-mailed to me just before my inbound and outbound trips, I would probably pay for that! In my experience with the camera views (again from local TV news), I find it difficult at times to distinguish if the traffic is stopped, moving slowly or moving moderately with a lot of "left-foot" brakers, etc.
I did find a site last night that will allow you to customize a route and they will send you an e-mail when there is an incident on your route. That almost would work for me, expect I couldn't find anything about enabling or disabling times of the day for the alerts. I certainly don't need to be notified that the Schuylkill is closed at 03:30 on Saturday.