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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby SilicicAcid » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:59 pm

I submitted an event which was accepted and got the link to the spreadsheet but I can't get the segment information from the map editor because I'm only level 1. How do I get this ramp closure - Los Carneros on- and off-ramps from southbound US101 in Goleta CA - submitted? The off-ramp was definitely closed (coned off, signed) this morning but I am not sure if the on-ramp is completely closed yet. Today (19Feb) is the target closure date so it's probably closed as well.
The ramps will be closed for a year for bridge construction - http://www.project.goleta.com

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Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orit_y » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi Wazers!

In order to enable better communication and support for upcoming events, we created a new and improved event form and process including the following steps:

1. Completing and submitting the form with all required details
2. The Waze team will review the submission and the event will be approved/disapproved.
3. If the event is disapproved, an email will be sent to the reporter to inform him/her that the event cannot be supported by Waze.
4. If the event is approved, the reporter will automatically receive an already formatted spreadsheet to update any road closures.
5. An email will automatically be sent to local champs/localization experts to share any closure information they can provide on the same spreadsheet in collaboration with the reporter and Waze team.
6. When all closures are finalized and approved by the Waze team, the roads will be closed.
7. A website page will be deployed when the event causes major traffic and is in a central location.

What do you say? Should we give it a go?
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:32 am

chriscompo wrote:One problem I noticed is that. People may not know of an event until the day before so adding to waze might not get done in time. How long does it take to check and add these events?


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Waze is pretty good with all closures. They check requests several times in a day and can close the roads right away (without needing tile update). Usually, we have enough info and time to enter/close mega events.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:38 am

kadyus wrote:im sure this has already been answered somewhere, so bear with me. :)

what is minimum time frame for the form submission before the actual event date?


I don't know if there is a set rule that I know....but...I try to do my closure in about a week before the actual event.

Sometimes, depending on the closure you may get as close as few days.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:09 pm

Just an FYI:

Orit, approved my test few times. We should only get it once.
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Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:05 pm

One was local event and the other one was for global event. Why 4 emails though?


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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby orbitc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:20 pm

Seems easier with these forms. I'd say let's go for it. I did a test event. Please let me know if you receive them.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby mto6 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Small note to the form. You don't need to provide Gmail Account to share Google Spreadsheet, it may be any e-mail added to the Google Account.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby kiki-rovinj » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:41 pm

Thank you Orit, is a new thing and will help us a lot.
It would be nice to have also the possibility to translate it so as to facilitate the work of the local user.
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Re: Mega Traffic Events - New form

Postby ke4roh » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:11 pm

This is my first semi-success with the new process. It's frustrating to say the least. First, I learn of the event, then remember to view it in the editor in Waze, then submit a form with a complete description of what is to be done, then I have to wait for an e-mail that gives me a spreadsheet into which I paste segment numbers from the editor, and I have to request access to that spreadsheet, THEN someone has to put the restrictions in a day before the actual event. I don't learn about these things until a week before, sometimes, and other times they're not completely specified.

Maybe there's a way we can allow users to enter restrictions for roads locked above their rank and then have some modest review process rather than all this crazy time-consuming process to allow me to specify something of modest traffic impact in the grand scheme of things.
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