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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby kodi75 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:39 pm

I should have tried a virtual route (on Live Map) over this past weekend to see if Waze would have routed me around the section of I-95 I flagged / submitted to be closed.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby kodi75 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:48 pm

I saw a post on Facebook about the Mexico City Marathon ..
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby mon4ch0 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:35 pm

This is awesome!, I just have a few questions:

1. Is there a possibility to close a road automatically according to a specific characteristic of the city "behaviour"?. Example: Here in Bogotá Colombia we always close on sundays some specific main roads in order to let the people use them (By bike, walking, running, skating and so on) from 7am to 2pm.
2. When there's a monday holiday in Colombia, there's a special operation for the people that return to the city and some roads are close until 6pm.Is there a way to specify that behaviour even if a user is not able to be there to report the closure ? (There's a big chance that most users are not able to get there on time to report the road closed).

Thanks in advance. :D
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby MReiser4670 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:30 pm

I have submitted an event here in Philadelphia. It's the 'Budweiser Made In America Music Festival'. The city closes a large section of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and adjacent streets for a 2 day concert. Details are in this thread: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=215&t=58670

If anyone wants to take a look at it on the client, the road closures start on Thursday and ramp up until Saturday, when dozens of city blocks are affected through Tuesday AM rush hour. With the number of segments affected, I have a feeling there will be hundreds of pins showing up on the client. Not sure how that's going to look?
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby MReiser4670 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:59 pm

foxitrot wrote:Isn't there some 20 or 40 pin limit to be displayed, similarly to the wazers' icons?


I don't know, but I hope that's true. Otherwise, it could be way too cluttered to be useful.
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World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby orit_y » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:07 am

The World's Mega Traffic Events
Drivers Survival Kit

The Waze Community is working together to fight chaotic traffic events worldwide by

- Providing known closures and real-time data for unexpected hazards
- Helping drivers bypass heavy traffic during mega events in their area

First World Mega Traffic Event fought by the Waze Community – Tour de France

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How it Works
- Champs source events and closure locations
- Dedicated Event Survival Kit website is created for expected closures and real-time traffic updates
- Waze app automatically re-routes users around all closures during the event
- Relevant users alerted via inbox about event road closures and live updates from the field

Letting Wazers Know

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Results & Community Benefits

70% increase in activity of Wazers in preparation for the event

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Growing the Community

11.14% increase in new Wazers joining the community before TDF

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7% Increase in Total Kilometers Driven

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- French Wazers drove over 200 Million Kilometers during TDF!
- Tens of thousands of French drivers visited the Drivers Survival Kit website
- PR coverage of event's road closures and community efforts (In countries where we have local PR)


Want your community to be next?

All significant events can be considered from long term events to marathons, concerts -
you name it!


- Let us know about any relevant event in your area by filling out this Form

- Until we have an automated solution to update road closures via the editor, events will be hand picked by localization experts and country managers and the team will work directly with the community

- Upcoming events will be announced in this new forum and be covered thanks to your contributions

So are you ready? We can't wait!

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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby petervdveen » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:51 pm

It does work indeed.
But it's not really easy to use.

If you close the freeway before a junction the freeway still isn't closed.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby petervdveen » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:24 pm

Recently I have seen a few and I think the amount of people needed to close a street is lowered a lot!
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby petervdveen » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:02 pm

Not sure. Was a very small road at the other side of the country.. ;-)

But I guess so. The street was red/white.
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Re: World's Mega Traffic Events - All You Need To Know

Postby petervdveen » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:13 pm

Just noticed today all roads where closed for the triathlon in a village nearby.
So it's working after al ;-)
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