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Avoid port tunnel on Maps

  • 17-11-2021 4:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring

    Have a minor Google maps issue.

    I often come down the M1 headed for different parts of Dublin.

    If it's a high toll time I obviously want to avoid the Port Tunnel.

    The obvious thing to do is hit "Avoid Tolls".

    But often the quickest may then be to go around the M50 (and over the Toll bridge).

    Is there a way of doing this?

    Does another App sort it? Waze or one of these?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,666 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    Learn Dublin ? Once you know a handful of routes you can pretty much go anywhere.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    More about live traffic

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,332 ✭✭✭ Thoie

    Put in a waypoint somewhere before you leave?

    So instead of this:

    You could have this:

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,614 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie

    Doesn't Google maps use live traffic data to give ETAs and give you routes based on shorter time?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    So say I'm on the way to somewhere like the trinity for 9am. No tunnel.

    So best is old n1.

    But maps is sending me for the tunnel.

    Hit avoid tolls. Route is now n1.

    Now say there's a pile of traffic on Northside. Crash or whatever.

    Wasn't there when I left home and initially picked route.

    Best route might be n4 and in the quays.

    Maps still sending me n1.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 515 ✭✭✭ Squeaksoutloud

    The button with the split arrows gives you the different route options and how much longer they take. Not always great until you can get to a point where the tunnel is no longer there default option. E.g heading for m50 and options like ballymun or n4 present themselves. I have a similar predicament a lot of the time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,187 ✭✭✭ DaveyDave

    I find that Google is very accurate. There's times where I'm almost late for work and I never get there any quicker than what it says no matter what.

    A few times I've ignored it taking me on mad routes when I've been on routes I know well or using the M50 and I've ended up in horrific traffic. Sometimes when it says traffic is bad (orange/red) it's not actually that bad when you get to that point.