gerardrjj wrote:... Ideally a ramp should be named for both the source and destination, ie "To AZ Loop 202 W from Recker Rd." ...
In general, I agree with you. BUT only for the situation of traffic reports. For navigational prompts this is not necessary. For map display (ignore the fact that ramp names are not shown in the client right now) this is also not necessary.
And for the traffic situation, is it REALLY necessary? Because if you are on Loop 202 then a closed ramp may not impact you at all. If you are on Recker Rd and not getting onto Loop 202, then the closed ramp is probably of no concern. Unless you are planning on using that ramp on your trip, than the information about that ramp is of minimal importance. If the ramp is part of your drive or if the problem is so bad as to bleed onto Loop 202 or Recker Rd, then that information will be considered in the routing algorithms.
That of course assumes you are using active navigation. I think that is a basic assumption of using the client although I admit I do not always do that myself. If it is important that we get to our destination without major delay, I think we must use active navigation to let Waze help us. If we do not enter a destination, we are basically saying that our drive is not important enough to worry about impacts of traffic.
Anyway, with all that said, I am not against more information in the traffic reports. I just don't think the name field (as currently used for other tasks) is the right way. I'd rather see:
1.) One way ramps automatically gather "from" information from the road segment on the entrance side.
2.) Have the from as part of the name (so we can use an Exit number instead of a road name as the "from", e.g. "to Loop 202 W from Exit 23") AND
update the client to use regular expressions to "hide" that information from display.
3.) Some ramp-specific solution...
If I remember correctly, the base-map ramps for the interstate here originally had alt names similar to in:xxx and out:yyy which were basically to and from. Unfortunately they were incorrect in some places or just disappeared when I updated the geometry of the ramps. But something like that could work where we could define to, from, and even exit number all separately from the name.