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    can i get google maps to avoid congestion charge zones

    i was driving back from north london to south london when my mercedes navigation charge landed me in congestion charge zone. Unfortunately I left my tomtom in my other car so I thought I'd use google maps on android phone. it was still the same kept taking me into charge zones. It was a nightmare. I ended up having to drive to aldgate and crossing via tower bridge after getting some directions.

    If i look at google maps on internet it knows where charge zone is. so is there a way of telling it to avoid these zones?

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    could you add like avoid this area like you can for road works?

    check for avoid tolls setting

    Try Waze, it handled Durham congestion charges well.
    I used to use Google maps until someone recommend Waze, love it especially the community reporting (speed cameras etc) and love traffic.

    Waze is great for real time traffic, cameras, etc. And it is owned by Google!

    I use Google Maps a lot, but also highly recommend Waze too. An immediate benefit of Waze is it has speed cameras.

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    bozo007

    Waze is great for real time traffic, cameras, etc. And it is owned by … Waze is great for real time traffic, cameras, etc. And it is owned by Google!


    something I didnt know. wouldn't Google rather improve their own Google maps with these features?

    Paddy_o_furniture

    Try Waze, it handled Durham congestion charges well. I used to use Google … Try Waze, it handled Durham congestion charges well. I used to use Google maps until someone recommend Waze, love it especially the community reporting (speed cameras etc) and love traffic.



    Durham only has 1 congestion charge and that's if you want to drive up to the cathedral and it is £2. Don't see how it eases congestion as not many people drive up there anyway. (Stealth taxes Grrr)

    Under route options, tick avoid toll roads. Won't take you through congestion zones

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    Aiden1512

    Under route options, tick avoid toll roads. Won't take you through … Under route options, tick avoid toll roads. Won't take you through congestion zones


    Is this for Google maps or waze?

    I used waze originally but found it made my phone heat up a lot. Have changed to using Here and gmaps.

    Not sure if others found the same issue with waze app.

    montana78

    Is this for Google maps or waze?



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    montana78

    i was driving back from north london to south london when my … i was driving back from north london to south london when my mercedes navigation charge landed me in congestion charge zone. Unfortunately I left my tomtom in my other car so I thought I'd use google maps on android phone. it was still the same kept taking me into charge zones. It was a nightmare. I ended up having to drive to aldgate and crossing via tower bridge after getting some directions.If i look at google maps on internet it knows where charge zone is. so is there a way of telling it to avoid these zones?

    It is annoying that you can't get Google Maps to avoid tolls by default. If you forget to amend it you will be directed down a chargeable route that may only save you 30 seconds in time.

    termite

    It is annoying that you can't get Google Maps to avoid tolls by default. … It is annoying that you can't get Google Maps to avoid tolls by default. If you forget to amend it you will be directed down a chargeable route that may only save you 30 seconds in time.



    Added to that, I wish there was an option to bias it towards using the most simple route rather than the absolute fastest. Tired of it making me try to squeeze down a vast sequence of tiny roads with cars parked on both sides, when it would only take a couple minutes more staying on the main roads.

    Waze took me to a long route once unnecessarily! It is good for driving in the city, google maps is better for intercity travelling through motorways.
    Edited by: "SandBuzz" 12th May
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