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App Likeways let’s you choose intriguing alternative routes

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This app would be a great way to really learn your way around new areas. From fastcoexist:

“[It] offers an alternative approach to pedestrian navigation through the city by including a sensitivity about what’s nearby, to bring back pleasure to urban walking,” says Martin Traunmueller, a PhD candidate at University College London who designed the new app, called Likeways.

While the shortest path in many cities might use larger streets with more traffic, the meandering route tends to take less-traveled roads. “A nice coffee shop, a gallery, or other places of interest could be just one minute away in a less busy, but more pleasant side road, but might stay in the dark by following suggested routes,” he says.

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