TeeDee55 wrote: Someone helped me last week try to figure out why the routing system is making a right hand turn on to Romeo Road, then a quick left on to Short St., then a left on to Lysander and then a right on to N Main. Short street and Lysander are neighborhood streets and are named as such. Romeo Road is a Primary as is Parkdale. N Main is Minor Highway. We called the problem resolved when whomever was helping me edit found an issue that would have been causing the problem originally.
If you live close and Short and Lysander are within a few km of your origin or destination, Waze will not prune out the Street road type, and the "higher" road types of Parkdale and Main won't matter. The historic speeds for each segment will dictate the route, and the "shortcut" is apparently faster than the left onto Parkdale with the traffic light there.
You could test out marking Short as a "Private Road" even when in reality it is not. That will heavily penalize the route through it to Lysander. Since the turns are legal--just not ideal--there doesn't appear to be any restriction that you can set--at least from the quick look that I took in Street View. I've had to use the false Private Road in a few areas where users were complaining that cops were watching the Waze-provided shortcut through a residential area and ticketing for avoiding lights at main intersections. I would use it sparingly though since the roads are in fact public.