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This Page is still under construction and is a draft.

Road Classification Guide

See Road Naming (USA), Road Types (USA)

MOST of the state's roads are typed according to WSDOT functional classification -- according to the following. Most of the state road types are set to WSDOT's map. (Of course, there are always exceptions here and there, so the FC map isn't biblical truth, but if we map the roads acording to WSDOTS FC map the routing choices will be allot better!

If your want to know more about the Federal Functional Classification check this.


Freeways are mapped Freeways


Other Freeway / Expressway are mapped Major Highway

Major Arterials are mapped Minor Highway

Minor Arterials, any collector (classed in any way) are mapped Primary Street


Other Principal Arterial are mapped Major Highway

Minor Arterial are mapped Minor Highway

Collectors of any class are mapped Primary Street

Special 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.

Non-Driveable Roads

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.


  • Driveways are always marked as private road
  • Driveways are mapped if they 50m (164 feet or about half a football field) or longer PERMALINK EXAMPLE HERE
  • Driveways are mapped if they are close but not connected to adjacent street PERMALINK EXAMPLE HERE
  • Driveways are mapped if they are serving two or more addresses PERMALINK EXAMPLE HERE
  • Driveways do not have a name unless they serve multiple houses PERMALINK EXAMPLE HERE

Time Restricted Turns

Wiki Page

Speed / Red Light Cameras

Both Speed and Red Light Cameras are legal in the State of Washington. Please see To Do Washington - Cameras

How to Identify Cameras

Speed Cameras

Normally placed in school zones and should be mapped at the actual location of camera, use street view

Red Light Cameras

Info go's here


These are typically mapped in Washington. Example Permalink

To Do List

Want to help out with the map in Washington? Check out the To Do List.

Mapping Resources

NY Map Reference Information

NY Road Classification


USA section of Waze Forum

New York section of Waze Forum


Landmarks in Washington should follow the guidelines from the state of Connecticut until the national standards are complete.

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
User:AlanOfTheBerg Regional Mangager PM
Level 5 Country Managers (NY Based)
User:xxx area comment PM
Level 4 Area Managers
User:xxx area comment PM
Level 3 Area Managers
User:Nhanway Seattle / Bainbridge Island comment PM

If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Washington, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Washington, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).