City Council News: Motions Introduced to Curb Navigational Apps such as WAZE

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Another Motion to curb traffic navigation apps has been introduced out of concern traffic apps have been clogging side streets with drivers and sending them into evacuated areas during emergencies.

Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD5) introduced a Motion immediately after December’s Skirball Fire that would direct the LAFD and Department of Transportation to report on efforts to coordinate with navigation app developers to prevent directing drivers into evacuated areas.

Last Tuesday, Councilmember Paul Krekorian (CD2) wants answers from the Department of Transportation to explain the current City partnership with these navigational apps and what efforts have been made by these app companies to address neighborhood concerns, etc.  The Motion was seconded by Councilmember Paul Koretz.

For more information, links are below:

Link to LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS “WAZE brings dangerous, disruptive traffic onto LA side streets, Councilman says”

Link to LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS “WAZE, Google Maps makes traffic matters worse during Skirball and Creek Fires, officials say

Link to PATCH article

Click here to link to ABC7 News “Los Angeles councilman tries to work with map apps to alleviate traffic in neighborhoods”

Link to Motion 18-0304, introduced by Paul Kerkorian and seconded by Paul Koretz on 4/10/18

Click here to link to Motion 17-1407, introduced by Paul Koretz and seconded by David Ryu on 12/08/17