As promised by EA, a new update has been released which looks to fix the traffic congestion problem in SimCity.
EA outlines the new changes in a forum post; update 1.7 looks to majorly improve traffic routines and prevent vehicle congestion:
- 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.
On the minor side, a second Asian server has been brought in to pacify the growing load. Other tweaks present in the update include the ability to demolish all units and buildings with the bulldoze tool, as well as some performance enhancements.