LA City Council Approves Pilot Program to Restrict Waze Traffic onto Small LA Streets

May 01, 2019 - 9:03 am

After going round and round for the last four years the Los Angeles City Council wants to do something about those popular traffic apps like Waze.

At one point, a city council member threatened legal action if Waze and other apps didn't stop sending an exodus of cars onto small Los Angeles side streets as a way of avoiding heavy freeway traffic.

During wildfires in 2017, Waze was accused of directing cars onto dangerous streets in the fire zone.

But now the council has approved,  if not a lawsuit,  a "pilot program" to restrict the routing of cars onto specific streets as a condition of entering into data-sharing agreements with developers of these mobile apps.

-KNX 1070