Sanders got to Jeff's work down Route 101 in 4 turns while Waze sent Bacon through side neighborhoods for a total of 14 turns. But it only took Bacon 38 minutes and 25 seconds, while it took Sanders 55 minutes and 30 seconds.
"I could have had breakfast!" said Bacon at the end of their race.
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That time savings comes at a cost, at least for the residents on previously sleepy blocks.
Some neighborhoods are turning to transportation officials for help, seeking speed bumps, four-way stop signs and other tools to discourage shortcut takers.
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But "this story is really about what inevitably happens when you design a city to be so dependent on cars alone, neglect mass transit and pedestrians, and vastly undercharge for the use of the roads," said Joshua Schank, President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation.
"No matter how Waze shuffles the traffic around, there are simply too many people trying to drive in L.A.," said Schank.