Why is there no way to prevent google maps from avoiding traffic?
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Google Maps does show the current traffic condition during a particular route navigation. Google Maps have already been able to visualize current traffic levels. In fact this service is already working - See traffic near near.
When you enter a destination using Google Maps on your computer or mobile device, you are often presented with more than one possible route. Google Maps highlights the suggested route in a bright blue color and includes other possible routes in a gray color. Each route is marked with distance and estimated driving time.
How to select an alternate route:
There are many reasons you might want to take an alternate route including to avoid a toll road, make a side trip or avoid heavy traffic.
It's easy to change the suggested route in Google Maps. To make a change to the suggested route, click anywhere on the bright blue path to set a point and drag it to a new location to modify the route. When you do this, any other suggested alternate routes disappear from the map and the driving directions change.
To select one of the alternate routes instead, click on it. Google Maps changes its highlight color to blue to indicate it is the new preferred route, without removing the other possible routes. If you find that you've changed your route too much, you can use the back arrow on your browser to undo the damage.
I'm looking for a way to prevent google maps from rerouting due to traffic.
I ride a motorbike and I therefore have no concern over traffic.
Give us an option to NOT avoid traffic.
Thanks for keeping me posted.
You can turn on notifications in the Google Maps app and see things that interest you, like train schedules or traffic on routes you travel often.
You can see notifications on your computer if you:
- Sign in to Google Maps
- Turn on a Google Maps notification
- Use Chrome and turn on notifications
- Open Google Maps.
- In the top left, click the Menu .
- Choose Notifications.
- Next to the notification you want to turn on, turn on the switch. To turn off a notification, turn off the switch.
- If you’re prompted to show notifications, click Allow. If you click Block, learn how to turn notifications on in Chrome.
Amanda, make google stop re routing for traffic while I'm driving my motorcycle. Add a motorcycle option between the car and bicycle
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