Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby lakeyboy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:12 am

I think Road Closures should be able to be added on the website. My idea would be for the Map Editor to have a new Road Closure tab or option where you can highlight road segments which are going to be closed, and set the local time of when the road will close and re-open. This information would get transmitted to the app separately from map tiles so it's available to Waze users ASAP.

For example, in my city a couple of weeks ago a whole 40km freeway was shut down so they could hold a cycling event. It would have been nice to go into the editor, highlight the whole freeway, set the closure times and for Waze to not route you onto that road. And the app should give you a warning when it detects a closed road, for example when that freeway is normally the fastest route, so you know why Waze won't route you down that freeway at a particular time.

I can't see this being implemented well in the app itself as you can't put a road closed icon on a road you can't drive on. Perhaps a "road closure in area" option in the app and you can type what the closure is.
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby DerekErb » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:25 pm

Unfortunately I am doing precisely the same thing as realc4ever. I use Waze as much as posisble. But when I hit a limitation (can't avoid a road or part of a route - or using it outside my home country) I have to pull my TomTom out of my glove compartment.

Most GPS apps have a "detour" or "avoid part of route" option. This is precisely what is needed in Waze as well...

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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby whatever2015 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:10 pm

if waze would implement a simple detour button like all the other gps apps the problem would be solved.

with my magellan or copilot on my phone if a road is closed, i hit detour, 1 mile, 2, miles, etc and i get an alternative route on the fly.

waze should also implement this because wednesday, it warned me of an accident ahead. i thought it'd reroute me but it didn't. if they had a detour button, i could have just hit detour.

in the mean time, i'll keep doing what i have which is waze running and my magellan running when waze acts up
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby petervdveen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:27 pm

Haha, I know that.;-)
I'm driving in belgium very often..

I was talking about the rest of the world and refering to the normal situation in the netherlands 8-)
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby petervdveen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:32 pm

Normaly there are deviation signs on the side of the road, right?
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby darkneon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:24 am

Somewhere in the future there will be an option to report closed roads so Waze will avoid it.

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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby CBenson » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:32 pm

jasonh300 wrote:I've experienced this where Waze didn't see any other route besides the one that was closed. In my case, the alternate route would be 10+ miles out of the way and Waze isn't ever going to offer that as an alternate.

I've experienced this where the three alternative routes all used the closed road and a valid alternative route would be going around the block. (Of course in that situation I didn't have any problem finding my way home.)
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:17 am

DerekFrance wrote:Is there an easy way to get to the alternate routes when in the middle of one?

Main menu->Routes.
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby jasonh300 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:20 pm

I've experienced this where Waze didn't see any other route besides the one that was closed. In my case, the alternate route would be 10+ miles out of the way and Waze isn't ever going to offer that as an alternate.

There was a button in one of the recent beta for "Road Closed" but it wasn't functional, and it's since been removed. Hopefully they're still working on it, and it's functionality will allow you to take a specific road out of the routing options due to a closure.
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Re: Road Closed - Waze becomes useless

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:49 pm

DerekFrance wrote:Is there some way to tell Waze when a road is temporarily closed?

Is there some way to tell Waze to avoid a given road on the route it proposes?

Not from the app, no. Did all 3 alternate routes use the same closed route, too?
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