For Bay Area Drivers, Question on WAZE routing

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  1. Mjg407

    Mjg407 Premium Member Beginner User Premium Member

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    For some reason Waze’s logic when driving on 180 WB from Vacaville never gives me the option of the San Mateo Bridge. Either direct across the bay bridge to SFO, or all the way down to the Dumbarton. Anyone know of a way to force WAZE into other routing? Thanks.
     
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    Probably because the traffic through 880 Oakland, San Leandro, and Hayward (the Nimitz) is still worse and longer then Bay Bridge to 101. Waze shows the three fastest route in the “Routes and HOV” option.

    There are a lot of options to SFO from Solano county.
    680, 24, 80, 101
    680, 580, 238, 880, 92, 101
    80, 101
    80, 880, 92, 101
    80, 280, 380, 101
    And a ton of shortcuts also.

    Do you use the routes option? After you put in your destination there is a “Routes & HOV” option. You can also access “Routes & HOV”. By tapping the time on the bottom of the screen.

    Make sure your routing is set to “fastest route” and not “shortest route” or you can try both options and see if either helps.
     
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    Yeah I’ve tried those. My car will give me the option and shows me a comparison on all three routes. Waze has a difficult time accounting for construction and ATT stadium. One’s not an issue for now. Thanks Fitz.
     
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    I generally stick to Waze for the reports but I don’t like the fact it will create a lot of extra work (backroads) to save a measly 3 minutes. When I’m in an unfamiliar area I’ll often use Google or Apple maps and just stay within 10 MPH of the PSL.

    What is strange is sometimes it will make you work for every minute and other times it will take you the long way.

    I’ll often drive routes that I know is faster then what Waze recommends. What irks me is when I have Waze on and I just go my way, Waze will reroute to my way and show a shorter time then its own original route. I once read that they deliberately do that to thin the heard even if there is a slight penalty for some.