With services like Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps suggesting shortcuts for commuters through the narrow, hilly streets of Leonia, N.J., the borough has decided to fight back against congestion that its leaders say has reached crisis proportions.
Since Waze uses crowd sourcing to update its information, some people - frustrated at the influx of outside traffic - have taken to fabricating reports of traffic accidents in their communities to try to deter the app from sending motorists their way.
The slender road [Melissa Soesman] lives on, Irving Street, becomes a parking lot at least two or three times a week during the morning rush. On Tuesday, her son was a half-hour late to his college class because his car, which was parked on the street, was hemmed in by traffic.
[Navigation Apps Are Turning Quiet Neighborhoods Into Traffic Nightmares sur NYTimes.com]
Ou quand la technologie se retourne contre elle-même. Grâce à l’égoïsme et la bêtise humaines.