Waze for Cities

Working together for a smarter, more sustainable future

Putting our community-driven data to work for the greater good, Waze is proud to partner with cities, transportation authorities, and first responders to address mobility, sustainability, and equity challenges.

Read on for all the ways we can work together.

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Partnering with Waze

WAZE FOR CITIES DATA

Waze data helps cities manage traffic for millions of drivers in real time, and make better informed infrastructure decisions.

Cities can use this data to inform mobility projects and policies, as well as share their own information about street closures or construction directly with citizens.

Partners will soon be able to access Waze for Cities traffic data via Google Cloud – making it possible to store, query and visualize big data sets with tools like BigQuery and Data Studio.

MAKING CARPOOLING EASY

Waze Carpool helps neighbors and coworkers commute better by riding together.

A true community-based carpooling service, Waze Carpool helps city residents get to and from transit stops and fills in gaps in transit networks.

Scalable, affordable, and ready to use today, cities that adopt Waze Carpool benefit from fewer cars on the road and more parking for local businesses.

Waze offers city partners a turn-key marketing kit to promote carpooling, and can help identify routes and neighborhoods likely to benefit from carpooling.

SAFE DRIVING BELOW GROUND

The Waze Beacons Program provides uninterrupted navigation to drivers underground where GPS signals don’t reach, ensuring location services, increased driver safety, and better visibility into traffic flow in and out of tunnels.

Waze Beacons are open sourced, so all GPS providers can take advantage of their technology.


Join the club:

18 cities around the world already use Waze Beacons, including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Paris, Haifa, Rio, Brussels, Antwerp, Florence, and Oslo.


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REAL-TIME CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Waze helps cities get out the word quickly in times of crisis. From road closures to emergency service locations and shelters, Waze is here to help citizens get the information they need during these events.


See it in action:

In September 2017, a devastating earthquake hit Mexico City leaving citizens looking for safety information. Waze, our volunteer Map Editors, government partners, and local media sprang into action. Within three hours, we had added road closures and shelter locations to the Waze map and sent an app alert letting drivers know how to find these locations.

Over 90K Wazers clicked on the alert and nearly 5K citizens used Waze to navigate to a shelter.


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FAQ

What is the cost of partnering with Waze?

We believe the best mobility solutions come from working together, so we don’t charge for our partner programs.

What are the resources available to partners?

Partners have access to an exclusive tool for inputting road closures and surfacing major traffic events or emergencies. Partners are also invited to join a partner-only online forum that serves as a hub of collaboration and a space to discuss both strategic and operational issues.

What is the primary goal of Waze for Cities partnerships?

Waze’s primary goal is to be your partner in mobility. That means getting Waze-reported incident data to government officials who can help, whether it’s a five-car pile-up or a pothole. It means getting data from government partners to ensure Waze drivers have the best real-time, location-based information about what’s happening in their communities. And of course helping cities improve congestion, sustainability, and access through carpooling.

How can Waze data benefit my organization?

Millions of Waze users report hourly on traffic, road hazards, road conditions and weather. This data is aggregated and analyzed by Waze, providing you with detailed information on what’s happening on your roads by the people who drive them every day.

Why should my organization share traffic information with Waze?

Sharing up-to-date information with Waze provides another means to maintain accurate routes for drivers in your area. Whether it’s road closures or planned construction, pushing information to Waze will ease congestion by rerouting drivers in real time and minimizing the impact of such disruptive events. Waze also provides attribution for partner-supplied data within the Waze application, a great way to showcase your involvement to your community.

What type of data does Waze share with partners?

Sharing up-to-date information with Waze provides another means to maintain accurate routes for drivers in your area. Whether it’s road closures or planned construction, pushing information to Waze will ease congestion by rerouting drivers in real time and minimizing the impact of such disruptive events. Waze also provides attribution for partner-supplied data within the Waze application, a great way to showcase your involvement to your community.

What kind of data do partners share with Waze?

Waze for Cities partners share information about street closures, changes to street regulations, and major traffic events.

How does Waze protect users’ privacy?
User privacy is paramount at Waze. All road closure and incident information that partners receive is publicly available and submitted in the app by Waze users. The Waze user alias of each report is never shared. All of the data Waze shares with its partners (or any entity) is in accordance with Waze's user-facing policies, including the Waze Privacy Policy. Waze will never share individual driving history or non-public user information with any partner.
We want to share data with Waze. What format do we need to use?
Waze can consume a feed that adds closures and construction info to the map automatically. The feed needs to contain basic data including the time frame of the event, the severity of the event’s impact on traffic, the nature of the event and so forth. You can find the exact definitions here.
How does Waze Carpool work?

Learn more about getting started.

How does Waze partner with cities around carpooling?

Waze works with cities that want to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips by providing a platform for a community-based carpooling service that connects neighbors, and coworkers going the same way. Cities help promote carpooling among other sustainable, congestion-fighting modes of transportation. Waze can also work with cities to help test incentives and messaging to promote the shift to carpooling. And Carpool partner cities also have access to insights about parts of their city and region where carpooling is growing to help with planning and resource allocation.

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