LoRouter: more profiles needed, with descriptions

Viajero Perdido shared this idea 10 days ago
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Hi. I have a few suggestions to make LoRouter more usable as a premium feature.

  • There need to be descriptions for the built-in profiles, more than just the name. They're quite mysterious. For example, I thought "LoGravel" was ideal for my AWD car, but found that it routes down bike paths, so it appears to be a cycling profile.
  • Need a cycling profile that avoids major roads in the city, willing instead to go extra distance on quiet roads and bike routes. I can't use LoRoadCycling because it prefers suicide by traffic. I found an old "safety.brf" of forgotten origin in my computer that works much better.
  • Need a cycling profile that doesn't doesn't route down highway=footway, footway=sidewalk. In my area, unless tagged otherwise, it's illegal to cycle on sidewalks. (It's also slower.) So I can't use LoMTB either. Perhaps a checkbox option?

Personally I'm comfortable with editing profiles, but for general use... Expectations are higher when it's a premium-priced feature, no? I know you're working on it.

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Hi, the tolerance to traffic which Road cycling profile currently has should be greatly reduced in the new update. Thanks to pointing out to the sidewalks and description issues though. Radim

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Hi. In the related topic titled "LoRouter MTB profile: inconsistent barrier handling", I wrote a comment, then edited the comment to remove it, saying "Ignore this comment, my mistake.". I was referring to the comment, but not the topic. The topic is still, in my mind, a valid topic - unless you've already fixed it. Thanks.