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Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:51 am

At least cross-street closures.

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St Charles is entirely closed. Crossings should not be allowed at all, per the event entry presentations.

There is, at the least, one actually-possible route during the closure.


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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby deeggo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:14 am

We have seen the same here. If you consider that these are segment closures, it's working correctly. The question is if it's desirable.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby petervdveen » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:34 pm

deeggo wrote:We have seen the same here. If you consider that these are segment closures, it's working correctly. The question is if it's desirable.

I think it is.

If you want to close the junctions, then just close the connecting streets.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby htahta » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:17 pm

Jep Always close the feeding street or the exiting street.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:57 pm

deeggo wrote:We have seen the same here. If you consider that these are segment closures, it's working correctly. The question is if it's desirable.

The presentation you're sent when your event is approved clearly and specifically states that cross-streets are automatically closed as well, so this should not be permitted.

Besides, having to close all the various parade routes is hard enough. Having to add hundreds upon hundreds of cross streets is absurd.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby deeggo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:24 pm

You're right it's in the presentation. We know it's just the segments with the given IDs that are closed. So it's no surprise they didn't close the nodes in between automatically.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby petervdveen » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:21 pm

sketch wrote:Besides, having to close all the various parade routes is hard enough. Having to add hundreds upon hundreds of cross streets is absurd.

But what if you can cross?
Then it will be impossible.

I think overall leaving it as it is is the easiest.
Btw, you know you don't have to do it street by street?
Just selecting a few extra streets isn't that a big job, I think.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:42 am

petervdveen wrote:But what if you can cross?
Then it will be impossible.

I think overall leaving it as it is is the easiest.
Btw, you know you don't have to do it street by street?
Just selecting a few extra streets isn't that a big job, I think.

The problem isn't whether or not it's working one way or the other, it's whether or not it's working as advertised. It is advertised as prohibiting crossings, so it should prohibit crossings. I selected the segments for the closure based on this understanding.

I do agree that some flexibility would be nice, but we need to be told how it's going to work.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby petervdveen » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:45 am

Absolutely agree with that.
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Re: Waze is ignoring event closures

Postby sketch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:13 pm

Okay, it seems like it might actually be working? My test routes sent me right through the closure, but when I actually drove places where my route was affected, the route changed after a few minutes to go around the closure. I've been checking the route when I start out and they go through the closure, but then once I get down the route it's changed to take me around it. Last night I even got a rather confusing "We found a better route!" message, except the new ETA was actually 4 minutes later than the original ETA.

So, weird behavior, but perhaps not as bad as I thought. Having to get out and actually drive around the closures to test it makes it a lot harder to deal with, though.
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