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Information related to using Waze in the State of xxxx.
- 1 Cities and Towns
- 2 Road Classification Guide
- 3 Landmarks
- 4 Major Construction Projects
- 5 Special Roads
- 6 Speed / Red Light Cameras
- 7 To Do List
- 8 Mapping Resources
- 9 Forum
- 10 Area Managers
Cities and Towns
There are x Cities and Towns in the state. See xxxx for proper naming information.
Road Classification Guide
Although some states are using their DOT Functional Classification chart as a means of determining road types, New York uses the following guidelines, based on the road's nomenclature and setup. We start with this basic matrix:
- Limited-access highways of significant length and/or with 3 or more interchanges: Freeway
- US Routes: Major Highway
- NY State Routes: Minor Highway
- County Routes: Primary Street
- Main urban thoroughfares that are not classified above: Primary Street
- Most other roads not mentioned above: Street
- Parking Lot Roads, Dirt Roads, etc. -- should be obvious
- For multiplexed routes, use the type of the higher (or highest) route on the segment (for example: where US-20 and SR-5 are multiplexed, use Major Highway instead of Minor Highway).
- Most of SR-17 from Binghamton to Harriman is fully limited access; it is therefore typed as Freeway (except for one 5½-mile stretch of at-grade intersections between Sanford and Hancock, where it is typed Major Highway).
- US-11 north of Syracuse has largely been supplanted as a thoroughfare by I-81, and there are places where it is more advisable for it to be typed as Minor rather than Major.
- CR-56 in Steuben County is barely wide enough for two cars, has no appreciable shoulders, and is only rarely used; based on that, its type was downgraded to Street.
Landmarks in xxxx should follow the guidelines from the state of Connecticut until the national standards are complete.
Major Construction Projects
See the xxxx forum for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.
- Divided Highways
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Roundabouts/Traffic Circles
- Parking Lot Roads
- Toll Roads
- Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
- Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
- Alleys should always be set to "Private"
- Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.
If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.
Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "Non-Driveable" road types.
It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.
Time Restricted Turns
There is beta testing for setting Time Based Restricted turns in WME. Watch for announcements in the forum on this feature
Speed / Red Light Cameras
Both Speed and Red Light Cameras are legal in the State of xxxx.
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Red Light Cameras
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Other Camera Types
These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and should not be mapped.
To Do List
Want to help out with the map in New York? Check out the To Do List.
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