Post by miole67
ChairmanNow wrote:So I've had a roadworks issue in my local area that's lead to an automated traffic signal being installed and a reduction to one lane usage flow control. This issue is due a subsidence situation has been going on for 6 months now and is easily forecast to go another several. Yet at the moment, despite arguments with a fellow more senior map editor who noted that 'nothing can be done' to get it properly marked for the period without say my own almost daily detailed flagging(cut and paste description and take a photo) in Waze as I travel through it. Conversely though, I was able to recently prove a permanent or semi permanent flagging can indeed be applied which I noticed while traveling through an area I regularly traverse which has a near identical issue with the only difference being landslip on to road as opposed to under road subsidence. So now I'm at truly at odds as to why one case can be handled properly and the other seemingly can't in the Waze editor :roll: ...

The (semi)permanent roadworks area (don't have the manually flagged location snapshotted since it disappears in no time at all):

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In any case, you have chosen the wrong section of the forum to post your message.
Before writing, perhaps you need to read and look for the right section.
This section of the forum is dedicated to events (sports, roadworks, VIP visits, shows ...) that lead to road closures.
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Post by miole67
atrophicshiner wrote:As they are asking to mark long term roadworks and you state this forum is for reporting events that include roadworks, it might not be a perfect place for this question but I can see when they chose this location.

Rather than just complain about where to post how about also adding some help or even a solution to their question.
As written above, there are national forums. Coordinators and senior editors from many countries have the ability to post alerts on the map.
That is the place to write.
In the Italian forum we have a section dedicated to these requests.
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Post by LostInMyMaps
I sympathise, however as I said, there's not a lot we can do. I recommend you make a feature request with the link in my above post.
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Post by LostInMyMaps
I'm not sure if you're aware, but the roadwork hazard reports do nothing for trip speeds or contribute to slow traffic reports. Waze collects and updates it's database every time a car drives along there with Waze open. It remembers the travel times for every 30 minute block of time, for all 7 days of the week, and it differentiates holidays. The only thing a roadwork hazard report does is add a pop up that says roadwork ahead, which will expire if people don't keep tapping the "still here" button in the app.

Waze partners such as Transport for NSW have automated systems that populate the map with longer hazards as required. If they haven't deemed the works of big enough interest, our local editing community isn't going to intervene.

Stay safe!
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Post by LostInMyMaps
The veracity of your scenario was never in doubt.

And as I said on the previous page, I sympathise, however, there's not a lot we as community volunteers can do. You're welcome to continue posting long repetitive posts here but I suspect your time could be put to a more constructive use.

Why not try petitioning Wollongong city council to join the Waze for Cities program and upload all their closure and roadwork details there? They could also use the data exchange program to monitor for unusual traffic, such as queuing around the university.

From memory, Wollongong frustratingly hides their closure and roadwork details in a PDF document, which is only published a month after the traffic meeting has occurred. I have contacted them in the past asking them to improve their flow of information surrounding traffic works unsuccessfully.

Good luck.
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