lo•cal route [loh-kuh l rout] noun

  1. a course, way, or road for passage or travel known and used only by persons intimately familiar with the area in which the course exists.
    While visiting relatives in rural Wisconsin, Anne's cousin took her to the orchard via the local route.
  2. a way of doing things using the people and resources available in close proximity.
    The town's only factory owner took the local route when he refused to outsource his manufacturing jobs to Asia.