Including snapped distance in Network Analyst route cost?

Discussion created by hawkeye81x on Jun 20, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2016 by hawkeye81x

In designing a routing tool, I'm attempting to minimize the amount of surface streets (non-motorways) needed to reach the closest facilities. The only options available in Network Analyst are snap to closest feature or snap to first feature (within some tolerance radius) when using the AddLocations tool.

As you can see from the image below, the code will snap the input location via part 1 every time (either by closest or by first). The favorable direction is to snap via path 2 to avoid that southern loop.


Does anyone have any ideas of how to route using part 2?

(Note: The Network dataset shown below is from OpenStreetMap and prohibits travel on motorways and motorway links. All the remaining roadways are to be treated equally in this scenario.)