Waze app brings increased traffic to less traveled Calif. routes

The Waze traffic application, designed to help drivers avoid heavy traffic and find alternate routes, has stirred up some trouble in quiet neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles, John Rogers writes. As more traffic is diverted from highways, residents of small neighborhoods say their streets have been congested because of the Waze app’s side street recommendations. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation says it is working with residents on a “road diet” plan to help ensure streets remain bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly.