Carmageddon Angst: There’s an App For That

Whether you're driving or looking for a social event, there is probably an app to suit you.

By Kevin Patra
|  Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 2:22 PM PDT
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Steer clear of Carmageddon with these smart phone apps.

Steer clear of Carmageddon with these smart phone apps.

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Can't avoid driving during Carmageddon but want to avoid traffic as much as possible? Don't worry, there's an app for that.

For everything you need to know during the 405 closure, visit the Carmageddon Toolkit.

From traffic alerts to local fan pages, social media has the antidote for your Carmageddon road rage.

Apps like SigAlert and Beat the Traffic allow users to see exactly where the high traffic areas are while they are driving--hands free please!

You can also visit Facebook groups, like the 405Project, or check out the Twitter hashtag #405LA before you head out to get the latest updates on backups.

Of course, if you just want to find a cool place to hang out and avoid all the gridlocked madness, you can head over to car-mageddon.com and check out all kinds of different events and establishment.

Below is a list of all the apps and social media websites you will need during Carmageddon:

SigAlert: http://www.appolicious.com/tech/apps/617654-sigalert-com-live-traffic-reports-sigalert-com/developer_notes
Beat The Traffic: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beat-the-traffic/id339660839?mt=8
LA Traffic (iPhone): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/la-traffic-mayhem/id407949376?mt=8
LA Traffic (Android): http://www.androidapps.com/apps/570332-la-traffic-app-wtb
CA Traffic Report: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/california-traffic-report/id303987371?mt=8
Traffic Cams (Android): http://www.androidapps.com/apps/556444-traffic-cams-widget-drowning-zebra

Facebook Groups/Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carmageddon-Los-Angeles-405-closed-716-DONT-Drive/231534140193036
https://www.facebook.com/wazeLA
https://www.facebook.com/405project
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=233854086632341&set=a.199430420074708.49734.199301826754234&type=1&ref=nf

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/CarMageddonLA
http://twitter.com/#!/I_405
http://twitter.com/#!/LACarmageddon

Websites for deals/info:
http://www.beatcarmageddon.com/
car-mageddon.com

JetBlue Deal:
http://www.jetblue.com/deals/overthe405/?intcmp=HPHero1Eng_Overthe405
Helicopter Tours:
http://laist.com/2011/07/11/helicopter_tour_of_carmageddon_offe.php
Metro...free buses:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Free-Bus-Carmageddon-Remedy-125050444.html

Primetime Shuttle Deal:
https://primetimeshuttle.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=CARMAGEDDON&LOGON=GO&__utma=1.670809339.1310589903.1310589903.1310589903.1&__utmb=1.1.10.1310589903&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1310589903.1.1.utmcsr%3D(direct)|utmccn%3D(direct)|utmcmd%3D(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=95547164


 

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