CBenson wrote:The other issue that comes to mind is that I have seen in reference to unpaved roads are roads that are only open seasonally. Is this something that should be addressed within the options for these road types, addressed with time based restrictions, or addressed manually as the roads open and close.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Take a read here: viewtopic.php?p=385433#p385433
What is brought up is a good point and one I think we should carefully consider.
There can be all sorts of "unpaved" roadways from city streets, primary streets and highways. "Unpaved" is more of a surface treatment. Whereas "4x4/Offroad" is more of a type of roadway. I think the suggestion has a lot of merit. The problem is, is that it will likely take Waze more time to implement a new checkbox and possibly add app/routing features to allow us to route around such areas.
skbun wrote:I think editors are in pretty clear agreement as to what a freeway and major highway is, and on the other side, a client user ALSO understands what it means to say 'Avoid major highways'.
Haydenray wrote:Does anyone really want waze to give it's users the "option" to route through this dangerous and undefined area?
Consider that the county has a much better and safer road classification.
It is "Gravel road", or "unpaved".
CBenson wrote:As an aside I'm surprised by the following statement:skbun wrote:I think editors are in pretty clear agreement as to what a freeway and major highway is, and on the other side, a client user ALSO understands what it means to say 'Avoid major highways'.
I pretty much think that major highway is the road type with the least agreement among users and editors.
Haydenray wrote:Out west, when we see a sign that says "primitive road" ...."road not maintained"; that is when we stop, check our map and turn around !!
It is about the lowest classification there is. By definition, the county does not maintain a primitive road. But they are required to warn the traveler with a sign: "Primitive Road, not maintained".
Not really, in my opinion. Not until we can tell the app exactly the capabilities of our vehicle, and select not just between dirt (yes/no) but 4x4 or worse (yes/no) as well.Haydenray wrote:Does anyone really want waze to give it's users the "option" to route through this dangerous and undefined area?
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