How do I activate traffic view in new Google Maps? I can find the feature and see the color bar from fast to slow traffic view. I select traffic, but nothing happens.

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    Sounds like you know how to turn it on, but maybe that area isn't reporting traffic info for some reason. Can you see traffic in any other cities as a test?
    – panhandel
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 17:22

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Sounds like you already know how to do this, but the traffic option is in the upper left hand side of your screen.

Traffic option in Google Maps

If no traffic information is showing then traffic is either not reported in your area (unlikely but not impossible) or there is an error which is preventing it from being shown. I would do the following:

  1. Check back later in the day and see if it starts working again. - Could be an error on the server side which just needs a little bit of time to get resolved.
  2. Restart your computer, clear cash, etc. - All the general steps to take when having a browser problem.
  3. If the problem is persistent then I would Report the problem.

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