- Jun 29, 2013
- Reaction score
I learned to drive in the transition era - I had Google Maps printouts, but I didn't have a GPS - in southeast CT. Not quite Boston, but old colonial roads don't make much more sense than Boston does. (A three-way split, with Lambtown Road in all three directions? sure.) I primarily knew how to get from A to B, much like you might now how to follow the main arterials from square to square, but even as a geographically-oriented person I was missing the forest for the trees. As cadetcarl mentioned a few posts above, you don't really know a street network until you know the parts oblique to your usual routes - and I didn't until I started looking at Google Maps a lot.