Residents of upscale LA neighborhoods pissed at Waze. They're fighting back in the most passive-aggressive way possible.


Waze is a smartphone app that offers real-time smart route alternatives to help drivers avoid congested freeways. In Los Angeles, Waze often directs drivers to side streets through upscale neighborhoods, so surface streets in neighborhoods also become congested with traffic.

450px-RankWazeStAngry with Waze and the traffic being directed to their neighborhoods, residents are fighting back.

Because Waze uses crowdsourcing to report traffic, residents are uniting to report congestion in their area so cars are rerouted to other streets… and back to the freeway.