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Published on July 13, 2009

Author: fullertonlibrary

Source: slideshare.net

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Dr. David Rizzo gave a talk at Fullerton Public Library on July 9 for our Summer Reading Program Series. His talk is "Creative Commuting" and he shares ways to get around Southern California without going crazy.

How bad is it in So Cal? • #1 in drive time congestion index (New York is only 88% as bad) • #1 in time wasted in traffic: 93 hours (San Francisco, only 72 hours) • #1 busiest freeway interchange (101 at 405 -- 318,000 per day) • #1 in wasted gas (407 million gallons per year) Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 1

Look up destination on the Internet • Mapping sites, as rated by PC World • Microsoft Live Search: 95 • Ask City: 93 (http://city.ask.com/city) • Yahoo Maps: 89 • Google: 83 • Map Quest: 80 tip Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 2

Understanding traffic terminology • Sigalert: One lane closed for > 30 minutes • Traffic Advisory: PREDEICTED situations • Traffic Alert: UNEXPECTED Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 3

Pre-Trip • Commercial Internet sites • most any newspaper or radio Website • http://traffic.tann.net • www.Sigalert.com • www.Traffic.com (“Fastest Drive Now”) • www.BeatTheTraffic.com • www.TrafficGauge.com Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 4

© Traffic Advisory News Network – Tann.net Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 5

More pre-trip ATIS: • Public Internet sites • http://cad.chp.ca.gov • www.dot.ca.gov/traffic • LA/Vent: www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/traffic/index.php • OC: www.dot.ca.gov/dist12/D12_tmc/webmap/d12map. html • IE: www.dot.ca.gov/dist8/tmc/webmap.htm • LA City: trafficinfo.lacity.org Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 6

GPS devices with real-time accident data input by subscription • Magellen RoadMate 2000 Series • Garmin Nuvi 660 • TomTom GO 920 T • Pioneer AVIC-N4 • DASH Expres (connects with other users for real- time traffic info) Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 7

More ATIS information while driving... • Traffic Gauge • Satellite Radio: XM has NavTraffic™ • (800) 427-ROAD (free) • (888) 922-5482, UCSD (free) • 5-1-1 Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 8

Technology to the rescue • OEM navigation systems: On-Star™ (GM), Hughes Telematics (Chrysler) • Text-enabled cell phone: AAA Mobile® Microsoft's Ford Sync, Garmin Mobile XT, Google “My Location” • Cell phone: Dial Directions™ (347) 328-4667 Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 9

Portable GPS devices as rated by Consumer Reports, Dec. 2007 • $700, Garmin Nuvi 660: 83 • $500 TomTom Go 910: 75 • $550 Garmin StreetPilot c580: 75 • $400 TomTom One: 73* • $250 Magellan Roadmate 2000: 70* • $300 Garming StreetPilot C330: 69* • $600 Cobra NavOne 4500: 62 • $700 Lowrance IWay 600c: 58 • $350 Rand McNally GPS Navigator: 55 Copyright Dr. Roadmap, 2007 10

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