Traffic (Automatic) Locks

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1. Include the city and province in the "Subject:" line of your post.
2. Include a Permalink to the segment(s) you wish to unlock or have updated.
3. Provide a short explanation of why you need the unlock or update done.
4. Thank the user who solved the request and mark the thread Solved.

Please note that a higher level editor may choose to fix an unlock request themselves so higher value segments will remain protected at their level.

Traffic (Automatic) Locks

Postby doctorkb » Sun May 25, 2014 9:30 pm

We are live with automated Traffic Locks!

What does this mean?
Well, it means that some more heavily-traveled segments (about 2.5%) will receive a system-generated lock.

We've set the maximum lock to be rank 4, but there will be some segments that get locked to rank 2 or rank 3, as well.

Why?
It has been identified that a lot of street segments don't have an appropriate lock rank on them -- while we encourage new editors to get in and make their neighbourhoods better, we also recognise that important segments are too important to risk damage from an editor who hasn't learned the system yet.

So what do I do when a segment is traffic locked above my rank in the editor?
Well, you'll notice it first because the segment will say "You cannot edit this segment. You may only edit segments in your driving area." It should also specify "This segment is traffic locked to level [2,3,4]" under the lock drop box.

To get it fixed, that's easy: post an Update Request in the CAN Unlock and Update Requests forum!

Alternatively, request an unlock in the same forum and we'll see if that's appropriate.

If you have any questions, please ask!

There is a bit of background information also available in the wiki: https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Traffic_locks
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