So what happens if you ask for alternate routes? When I bring up your live map route I'm currently given this: Waze seems to consider going down Main St, but concludes that its over 10 minutes slower. I don't know why waze thinks its that much slower. But yes, it seems that waze isn't going to find Main as the faster route unless waze detects a major backup on both Church and Academy that results in those routes taking 10 minutes longer than usual to go the 2 miles.Thortok2000 wrote:Not once has it ever offered me any other solution to avoid that N Church St traffic; it's always to take Academy instead. Never anything else. Ever. Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever.
So I will just say for the record that my experience is very different. On my morning commute, which is longer than yours, I have documented waze's initial calculation as giving me over 2 dozen different routes and there are likely a couple dozen more routes that I haven't documented. Plus waze will also change my route during my drive. Granted there are many minor variations for a few major routes. But the point is waze does route over these minor variations for me.Thortok2000 wrote:So that's my experience. The only main reason I can think of why my experience is so much different is because there isn't a strong amount of Wazers in this area. Which makes me wonder why a standard that doesn't fit for areas of low usage would be a good standard to apply nation-wide. =/
The difference may be the higher usage of waze here. The difference may also be the server giving me different routes as I volunteer for various beta tests. The difference may also be that traffic frequently comes to a standstill around here, so maybe the traffic here is severe enough to overcome whatever stickiness you experience.