Apps blamed for turning a tiny street in Glen Park into a traffic nightmare

By Amy Graff : sfgate – excerpt (includes map)

The back streets crisscrossing San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood are narrow and winding, riddled with blind curves and lined with parked cars. Residents say a lot more cars have been attempting to navigate some of those tight turns in recent years.

This pricey urban village, one of the hottest real estate markets in the city, was once a collection of cottages linked by paved-over goat paths. The streets are so narrow, many shrink to a single lane if cars are parked on either side.

They were never meant to handle more than residential traffic, yet popular mobile mapping apps such as Google Maps, Apple Maps and Waze appear to be routing motorists and ride-share drivers up the crooked alleys in droves…(more)