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    46 comments  ·  Waze Suggestion Box » Waze Map Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Red_Gear commented  · 

    I'm going to respond with this: IT IS NOT WAZE'S PROBLEM IF YOU DON'T LIKE TRAFFIC ON YOUR STREET. Waze is an app built for, administered by, and paid with the eyeballs of commuters. It is designed for one thing: to get from point A to point B in the quickest way possible. If that happens to go through your neighborhood, then in the short term, tough cookies. If you are not happy with this situation, for reasons of safety or noise or whatever, then it is up to YOU to ask your local municipality to implement traffic calming measures such as speed bumps or legal restrictions. Waze will detect the slowdown in traffic speeds this will cause, and then will no longer be inclined to route people through your area. You can also ask your state legislators to do things to reduce the burden of traffic on the major roads, by either expanding them or increasing subsidies for public transportation.

    People have always found ways to cut around traffic, but historically this has required local knowledge of the roads which was only available to a select number of people. Now the world has changed and information has become liberated, suddenly people start to blame Waze for directing the unwashed hordes of working people through their idyllic little suburbs. Instead of addressing the problems in this country caused by our relentless suburbanization and our utter neglect of transit and infrastructure, you want to foist the burden on those who have been forced out to the hinterlands by a pathological housing market and a dysfunctional political system.

    Yet again, I am stunned by the words and actions of my fellow citizens.

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