Fight Against Waze Heats Up

Residential streets clogged with cut-though traffic due to way-finding apps like Waze are a way of life in Silver Lake.

Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a motion to develop ways to curb way-finding technology applications from diverting drivers from through streets and onto small neighborhood streets. The affirmative vote gives the city permission to work with companies like Waze to develop solutions for the torrent of traffic that is being sent to side streets. In September, the SLNC unanimously voted to approve a Transportation and Neighborhood Safety Committee motion to hold a community meeting to review the status of CD4 Councilmember David Ryu’s letter to the City Attorney’s office asking for a review of possible legal action against Waze for causing traffic problems. Plans for the community meeting, along with a proposal to develop a comprehensive traffic safety plan for Silver Lake, will be discussed at the committee meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Silver Lake Rec Center.