Transport for London Tells You Exactly Where To Go...

By Gary Cutlack on at

...thanks to its new live road traffic monitoring web site. TfL's Live Travel News portal gives us a live, voyeuristic view through 170 of the city's traffic cameras, cleverly overlaid on top of the familiar Google Maps interface.

Users can toggle between alerts that show serious and moderate reports of congestion, see the same data visualised on a map of have a simple text list, plus you're able to view the messages currently showing on the electronic roadside displays for that full sitting-helplessly-in-traffic experience.

There's also an accompanying Twitter account that warns you should "never use a mobile while driving." [TfL via BBC]