How to stop Google Map, Uber and Lyft routing traffic to your neighborhood?

Cisco hMoW43
Jan 27 10 Comments

Love to hear creative ideas to prevent artificial heavy traffic sent by Google Map, Uber and Lyft. Many speed, dont stop at stop signs and almost run into kids from the school on the block.

I heard some cities sent fake accident reports to Waze to hack the algorithm. How many fake reports would stop the traffic?


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Google JohnMcPop2
    Buy 1000 phones, turn on the gps and leave them all over the neighborhood.

    Maps will think there's a traffic jam and use other routes.

    PS: I don't work in maps. Just a reasonable guess.
    Jan 270
  • Microsoft BarFoo
    Personally, I love it when I get routed through quiet neighborhoods where I can blow through intersections without worrying about being hit. Why do you want to spoil my fun?
    Jan 270
  • Apple Snut Ella
    Go to open street maps, put in a gate on your street. I did. And it helped. On the plus side there actually is a gate on my street.
    Jan 270
  • Amazon vasamoos
    If you are truly concerned for the safety then give official complain to local police. Other ideas won’t work everyday.
    Jan 270
  • Google trickier
    Google has it's ways of detecting a true issue and just people lying. Uber and Lyft just follow Google maps.
    Jan 272
    • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
      Isn't Uber planning to switch soon? They acquired MapBox to build their own solution and remove dependency
      Jan 27
    • Google parry_lage
      Yeah. I had heard about this. But that doesn't seem to be happening.
      Jan 27
  • Cisco hMoW43
    Complaint to local official is made. However, we aren't likely to get a traffic light or speed bump due to a fire station in two blocks. Google's algorithm prefers our street in quiet neighborhood vs. major through roads a few blocks away.
    Jan 270
  • Twitch ________~
    Advocate for lower speed limit to your local authorities if you really think that it is a security concern. Speed bump in front pf the school crossings and so on.
    Jan 270
  • Gated community like a good liberal.
    Feb 30

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