I admit it: I use Waze not only to get me from here to an unfamiliar place, but to bypass traffic whenever my route gets jammed.
You do too.
So do tons of other drivers. Even when there’s no major accident.
Which led alert — and frustrated — “06880” reader Jessica Newshel to send this photo:
It shows Park Lane at 8:45 this morning. For the few who don’t know, it’s the narrow, winding side road that — unfortunately for residents — connects Post Road East with South Compo Road.
It’s been a shortcut for Westporters for decades. Now — thanks to Waze and similar apps — the whole world knows it.
And uses it, every day.
I’m used to people using my street to bypass traffic on Post Road, but this morning reached new levels. Apps are sending cars through local streets that can’t handle the volume. I know Park Lane isn’t the only one, but it’s getting worse each day. The town needs to address what’s happening.
Can the town do anything? If so, what? And even if it could — should it? Click “Comments” below.
Just for fun, tell us how often you use shortcuts like this.
And how often you use Waze.