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Pedestrian Boardwalk

Pedestrian Boardwalk (PB) is one of the non-drivable road types. Because Waze is only designed to use in a car, Pedestrian Boardwalks are often not necessary. PB's are used for 'roads' that are inaccessible by car and that don't have a possible destination and for public transport. In this case the elevation is set to -5. As pedestrian area the elevation is "ground" level

  • Bicycle paths
  • Walking paths

In the following cases, PB's can or should be added to the map:

  • if navigation is unclear without them
  • if the map is unclear without them
  • if it can lead users to and from a Parking Lot Place. This is to allow Waze to estimate better walking times to parking lots.
  • This road type is not used to add house numbers, if the non-drivable road has destinations use road type walking trail instead.

For more information see the page on non-drivable roads.

 Major Highway 
 Minor Highway 
 Primary Street 
 Narrow street 
 Parking Lot Road 
 Private roads 
 Walking Trail 
 Pedestrian Boardwalk 


Street City Lock
Pedestrian area
1 (3)
Public transport
Bus (FR), Busbaan (NL), Busspur (D)

More on Pedestrian Boardwalks and other non drivable road types see the Non-drivable roads page.
More on locking, see the Non-drivable roads lock level page.

Pedestrian area

Pedestrian Boardwalks must be connected to other roads.
Add as far as possible Street and City name.

  • Despite the fact that it has become impossible to set junction arrows for PB's it's still possible to have an 'Isolated segment' error when you save. This error can be ignored.

How to handle existing unnecessary Pedestrian Boardwalks
Starting editors try to make the map as realistic as possible and often start adding PB's that appear to be missing.
There are two viewpoints on how to handle existing unnecessary PB's.

  • Leaving them, could encourage other editors to draw even more.
  • Removing them, could result in the same PB's being added over and over again.

It is up to the Area Manager or Regional Manager to choose between these options. Be aware that the presence of PB's could promote the use of Waze by cyclists and walkers. This leads to incorrect data.

Please contact a local AM or RM if you see a PB that should probably be deleted and you can't edit it yourself. If a unnecessary PB was added less than about six months ago, try to contact the editor who added it. And explain to him/her why you think the segment should be deleted. don't forget to add a link to this page in your communication.

If there is doubt about using this road type, just ask the community, in the forum or on Slack.

Public transport

The previous standard was using Walking Trails for public transport lanes. This is changed into using Pedestrian Boardwalks for public transport because both non-drivable roadtypes have now both a fix. Preference for PB because public transport lanes shouldn’t have (by accident) destinations.

Not needed:

unneeded before

unneeded after

Necessary Pedestrian Boardwalk:


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