Why some neighborhoods are saying ‘no way’ to apps like Waze
WGBH - 09/08/2016
“It does become a zero sum game because you are leaving one road and everybody goes over to the next road, and that becomes congested,” explained Peter Furth, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University.
Cities and towns increasingly are employing tactics like speed bumps and turn restrictions to try and mitigate the impact of excess traffic on side streets, but Furth thinks stronger policies are needed. “I would call on the technology companies, or enact legislation on the technology companies, that has a hierarchy of streets, that local streets should only be used until you can access the regional roads and the rest of your trip should be on regional roads.”