Monday, June 09, 2014

The Most Efficient Way to Drive Through All the Contiguous United States

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Stephen Von Worley of Data Pointed has found the most efficient way to drive through all the forty-eight connected United States.  Needless to say it is quite creative and relies in part by quick drive through certain states.  I do not know if this would meet TDAXP's requirement of visiting states (getting out of the car and buying something) but bravo to such a neat, fascinating effort.  Interestingly thinking outside the box, the trip ends in Montana while I would probably of had the trip in California or Washington.


Dan tdaxp said...


Also counter-intuitively, the path has you backtracking out of MI and IN back to Chicago.

aletheia kallos said...

nice concept & execution too but at least several improvements are indeed possible most obviously 23 miles & 13 minutes by skipping fergus falls minn but also 3 miles & 3 minutes by starting in salmon falls maine rather than south berwick etc etc etc