Local traffic: How Google Maps harms your neighbourhood – City Monitor
Google Maps is a common tool for finding the best route, but the platform’s recommendations have caused small-road traffic to worsen.
In 2005, Rebecca was looking for a place to live. She chose a nice street in Bromley, London, just next to the quiet Crystal Palace Park and relatively low on traffic.
“It was the wide, avenue-like appearance of the road, with its villas and Victorian houses, that I loved about the road,” she tells City Monitor.