Beat the jams with these useful commute-conquering tools.
As the recent tube strikes proved to many Londoners, many of us lack a good back-up plan when our usual travel routes are disrupted. Mobile phones were meant to mean we never got lost again, thanks to GPS signals and integrated mapping apps, but when these fall short, who do you turn to? Here are five of our favourites…
One of the most comprehensive services around, Citymapper compares all methods of transport, whether, Tube, Bus, bike, or even walking, to find you the quickest route to your destination. It also includes real-time updates on the traffic situation, and will even provide you with information on the weather, so you know whether to dash for the bus or wait it out.
Sick of getting stuck in traffic jams on your usual route? Waze might be the solution, as it pools together data from its thousands of users to create real-time updates on the traffic situation. Users can report accidents, hazards, police stoppages, and all other road blockages, with Waze then providing suggestions for alternate routes. If you’re running low on fuel, it’ll even find the closest petrol station for you, so you never run dry.