SimCity Traffic Woes Addressed In Latest Update

A few days ago, we reported that fixes to SimCity‘s traffic congestion problems would be coming soon. According to both the developers, the game’s Agents got caught in bottlenecks when trying to go from place to place in the city, resulting in delayed emergency services and causing all manner of traffic jams.

The developers figured out what the problem was with the existing system and have since released an update for SimCity, bringing the game up to version 1.7.

The new update includes a host of traffic improvements which “tunes” traffic congestion, and makes it so that emergency vehicles will drive in empty lanes to bypass traffic and arrive at their destinations more quickly. These vehicles will also be given higher priority over regular traffic when leaving their garages so they don’t get stuck.

Here’s everything else the patch does:

•Traffic Improvements: Tuned traffic congestion and fixed some intersection traffic issues.
•Traffic improvements: Emergency Vehicles will drive in empty lanes to get around traffic at intersections.
•Traffic improvements: Emergency and Delivery vehicles get priority over regular traffic when leaving garage.
•All units and buildings can now be demolished using the bulldoze tool.
•Performance improvements for low spec systems.
•New Server: Asia 2 will be released Tuesday afternoon (PDT)!

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2 Comments on SimCity Traffic Woes Addressed In Latest Update


On March 21, 2013 at 10:11 am

People might actually be able to play this soon. I stopped playing after my city’s streets got so congested nothing could move. Hope they’ve fixed the issue with buses all going to same spot.

sarcastic illiterate

On March 22, 2013 at 3:29 am

You know its a good thing they test games before selling over a million copies… you wouldn’t wanna spend weeks after release, patching the game to make it sorta playable.