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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby dude463 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:56 am

Since I started visiting the forums here, and since the last comment here, the ferry type road has gone from the category of non-driveable like a walking trail, to Other Drivable like PLRs and Private Roads.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby dude463 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:44 pm

Is the Ferry road type working? If so, is there any special functionality to it vs other road types?
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby dude463 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:56 pm

Then should we start using the Ferry road type? Currently we don't in Washington state and crossing times are reported by Waze as 10 minutes when it's closer to an hour in reality, and that's if you showed up just before a ferry started to load. Wait times to even get onto a ferry are up to 2 hours on busy days.
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Ferries

Postby HavanaDay » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:57 pm

Since Ferries seemed to be working now can we please remove the guidance stating to not use the Ferry Road Type:

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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby iainhouse » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:37 pm

CBenson wrote:
mrgrumpy wrote:I wouldn't use Waze to, necessarily, choose my crossing point.

Out of curiosity, why not?


There are too many variables involved to leave it to a satnav.

There are RORO (roll-on, roll-off) ferries that cover different routes - they may put you nearer your destination but take longer. They all run on different schedules and have different costs. When I used to use them on a motorbike, there was always room for a bike and you could basically turn up & go, but in a car at peak times you might have to wait for a couple of sailings or book in advance. There's also the consideration that they may not run regular crossings 24h/day, or with fewer sailings at night.

There's also the Channel Tunnel (which I've not used myself). That takes a different amount of time again, goes to a different destination and has a different cost.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby jemay » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:31 pm

The ferry system in Washington State works. For the most part, the Ferrys are classified as Minor Freeway and toll.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby jemay » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:31 pm

The actual ferry crossings (over the water).
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby jemay » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:41 am

Sorry.... Minor Highway .....
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby jemay » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:19 pm

I have converted one and after a few tile updates, the route is an option but not a primary any more (via livemap).

So if we can make sure that the right classification weight is given, i don't think we should go all out.
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Re: Ferry Mapping page

Postby KB_Steveo » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:21 pm

If there are no other options besides using a ferry, is it necessary to add a schedule/restrictions? Won't Waze route you through a restriction if there are no other options anyway?

The Washington Island Ferry in WI has a schedule that changes 12 times a year, with half of the date ranges requiring 3 different options based on the day of the week. One has to make a spreadsheet of the schedule just to enter it in properly, due to the way it is displayed in the printable version.

I don't see the benefit of setting the restrictions in this case. Either the ferry is running, or it isn't - if you can't figure out that a ferry in a vacation destination area isn't running at 3AM, that's on you. :)
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