The promised SimCity traffic congestion fix has been released by Maxis as part of Update 1.7, according to a forum post by EA.

The update is largely focussed on addressing traffic issues:

  • 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.

There's a few other tweaks too, including the ability to demolish all units and buildings with the bulldoze tool, performance improvements on low spec systems, and the introduction of a second Asian server.

I wish Maxis could patch the traffic congestion on my morning commute.