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==== {{@|Non-drivable roadsEmergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roads}} == '''Your car should not be here!''' *{{As of|2015|4}} the Waze app is intended only for drivers of motor vehicles, and Waze has no plans ever to support any other application. In fact, cyclists and pedestrians who use Waze near drivable roads can damage Waze's speed and traffic database! '''Editors should not map <u>any</u> road type for the sole purpose of encouraging non-driving Wazers.'''*It may be useful to map certain non-drivable roads as navigational references if they are '''visually obvious to drivers''', for example by showing where a turn lies in relation to a railroad crossing (use the Railroad type) or a major Rails-to-Trails right-of-way (use the Pedestrian Boardwalk type).*If the GPS Points layer clearly shows frequent improper Wazing on a non-vehicle route near drivable roads, marking this route with a non-drivable road type can prevent damage to Waze's speed and traffic database. Do not, however, use the Walking Trail type for this purpose.*The Walking Trail road type, although listed as non-drivable, is fully routable and should only be used by experts in very limited cases.*{{As of|2015|6}}, the non-drivable road types of Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway and Runway/Taxiway should '''not have any type of junction with a drivable road'''. When crossing drivable roads, these non-drivable road types should be bridged across without a junction and set at a different elevation. ''Note: this guidance is subject to change.''* ''It is OK to junction drivable roads with the Railroad type.'' See specific details in the Railroad section later on this page.*{{Red|Walking Trails, and other non-drivable road type which are visible in the app, can cause significant routing issues.}} If a walking trail (even when not connected to any other drivable segment) is closest to the latitude and longitude of the search result, the routing server will route you to the spot on the segment closest to that walking trail.<br/><br/>In the sketch below, if you assume the Place target is a latitude and longitude returned by a Google search result, you would think that the actual destination would be the parking lot segment because it is the closest reachable/connected segment to the target. But it won't be. The actual destination will be where the green spot is, because the closest segment to the latitude and longitude is the walking trail, and the closest Waze can route to the walking trail is to where the green spot is. [[File:Walking trail dest.png|center|Walking trail dest.png]]==
[[File:Emergency.jpg|right|300px|Emergency.jpg]] Limited-access service roads, such as those marked for "emergency and authorized vehicles only" should not generally be mapped, and if there is a need to map them, they should not support routing nor appear like other roads. The clearest way to do this is to map them using the {{Private Road}} type, add [[partial restrictions]] on them to prohibit routing for all times and vehicle types and include a description within the restriction to explain the reason for mapping. Another, older method also involves using the {{Private Road}} type, disconnecting the limited-access road and locking as high as possible. This also valid. Examples of such roads include fire roads prohibited to all non-service motor vehicles, patrol roads for park service vehicles, and service cutoffs across the medians of divided highways.
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=== {{@|Ferry}} ===
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The Ferry road type should only be used where a road crosses a body of water through the use of an automotive ferry. For more on how to map ferries see [[Ferries]]. The Ferry Road type is useful because it causes the Waze App to display a "ferry" symbol for routes that include a {{Ferry}} segment.
The Ferry road type is treated by the [[Routing server]] as a minor highway.The speed for the ferry road type is fixed at a very slow speed typical of watercraft, and not estimated from user speeds.
{{mbox|type=important|text== {{@If the ferry you are working on crosses an area well covered with GPS traces, OR [[Wikipedia:List_of_HSC_ferry_routes|Emergency Vehicle and DOT Service Roadstravels at higher than normal speeds]], please notify your [[Regional Coordinator]]. '''Additionally, if you have issues with routes passing thru a ferry segment, please contact your [[Regional Coordinator]].'''}} ===
[[File:Emergency.jpg|right|300px|Emergency.jpg]] "Emergency and Authorized Vehicles Only" and DOT Service Roads are to be treated as Non-drivable roads. These are found primarily through the median of divided highways to connect opposite direction lanes. If mapped, they should not be connected to any drivable road, with properties set to road type Private Road, and lock the segment at as high a rank as possible, up to rank 5. {{clear}} === {{@|Walking Trails}} === <!-- [[File:RoadPicN9.jpg|right|300px|RoadPicN9.jpg]] THIS FIGURE OF A PLEASANT LEAFY WALKING TRACK COMMENTED OUT UNTIL A MORE APPROPRIATE IMAGE CAN BE FOUND. --DwarfLord, June 6 2015 --> {{mbox|type=caution|text=This section is new {{As of |2015|05|24|df=us|lc=yes}}. For details, pleasesee the [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=276&t=98949 forum discussion].}} Use Walking Trails only with assistance from an expert in Walking Trails. They should only be used in rare cases. Walking Trails may have strange side effects on nearby routing. Never use the Walking Trail road type for ordinary hiking paths or bike paths. Most hiking and bicycling paths should not be on the map at all. The WME lists the Walking Trail road type as nonNon-drivable. However, {{as of|2015|5|lc=yes}}, Walking Trails are fully routable and even support Waze House Numbers. Waze treats them in some ways like "Dirt road / 4X4 Trail" but displays them differently. Historically, editors have disconnected Walking Trails to make sure Waze doesn't route drivers over them. This doesn't always work as desired. If a disconnected Walking Trail comes closer to a destination than any other road, Waze may route drivers to a location nearer to the Walking Trail than to the destination. This problem can be severe for Walking Trails passing close to many destinations in a dense neighborhood. '''Connected or not, the Walking Trail type should never be used where effects on local routing are not desired.''' The name "Walking Trail" suggests that Waze wants to support pedestrians and cyclists. However, {{as of|2015|4|lc=yes}}, Waze focuses on drivers of motor vehicles and has no plans to encourage or support any other application. In fact, pedestrians and cyclists using the Waze app may damage Waze. By Wazing at speeds different from nearby traffic, they can create false traffic indications and even influence Waze's records of average road and turn speeds. Because of this effect, '''editors should not map Walking Trails, or any other road type, for the sole purpose of encouraging non-driving Wazers.''' See the descriptions of other non-drivable road types for recommended applications of those types. If the GPS Points layer shows clearly that pedestrians and cyclists already use Waze on a path or trail that lies parallel to a drivable road, then, {{as of|2015|5|lc=yes}}, the path may be mapped with a Pedestrian Boardwalk. Doing so will limit the damage these Wazers would otherwise cause to the road's speed data. Such paths should only be mapped once it is clear Wazers regularly use them. ==== {{@|Applicationsroads}} ==== In rare cases, connected Walking Trails can bring drivers to destinations where otherwise Waze might fail to offer the best route. For example:
*A concert pavilion in an urban park accessed by a pedestrian path from a distant parking lot.=== {{Anchor|Pedestrian Boardwalk|Stairway}}{{@|Walking Trails}} ===
*A train station reachable from either side of the tracks but with no drivable road across them. *A destination addressed For further information on a non-drivable footpath. A connected Walking Trail may be used to route drivers to such destinations. If the Walking Trail goes through from one drivable road to another, ensure that outgoing turn restrictions are red to disallow through routing via the Walking Trail. Lock the Walking Trail as this is uncommon usage that may puzzle other editors. Orientation or destination applications involving foot or bicycle paths that do not require routing, such as marking where an obvious bicycle path crosses a road or where a trailhead is located, should not use the mapping of {{Walking Trail type. Use Pedestrian Boardwalks, Stairways, or Point Places as appropriate. ==== {{@|Namingwalking trail}} ==== If destinations are addressed using House Numbers on a Walking Trail, it is essential that the Walking Trail(known as '''routable pedestrian path'''s name and city fields be set accordingly so that routing to the addresses will work. For other routing situations, Walking Trails should be named to alert drivers that they must leave their car. For examplein US English), a Walking Trail connecting the two sides of a train station may be named "Station Access Footpath".{{clear}} === {{@|Pedestrian Boardwalks}} ==={{Pedestrian Boardwalk|&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;pedestrian boardwalk}}[[File:RoadPicN10.jpg|right|300px|RoadPicN10.jpg]] {{clear}} === {{@|Stairway}} ===(known as '''non-routable pedestrian path''' in US English or {{Stairway|&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;stairway}}road types, see [[File:RoadPicN11.jpg|right|300px|RoadPicN11.jpgpedestrian path]] {{clear}}.
=== {{@|Railroad}} ===
Despite its title, the Runway/Taxiway road type should never be used for an aircraft taxiway because it would render the same as a runway and confuse the display. Taxiways not intended for frequent access by street vehicles should not be mapped at all with any road type. Taxiways that do commonly serve street vehicles as well as aircraft, for example at [http://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=5&lat=38.68054&lon=-120.98836&env=usa&layers=389 fly-in communities], may be mapped as Streets provided they remain disconnected from any runway.
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=== {{@|Ferry}} ===
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The Ferry road type should only be used where a road crosses a body of water through the use of an automotive ferry. For more on how to map ferries see [[Ferries]]. The Ferry Road type is useful because it causes the Waze App to display a "ferry" symbol for routes that include a {{Ferry}} segment.
 
The Ferry road type is treated by the [[Routing server]] as a minor highway.The speed for the ferry road type is fixed at a very slow speed typical of watercraft, and not estimated from user speeds.
 
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== Roundabouts [[Image:Round.png |50px]] ==
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[[Image:RoadPicN8.jpg |right|300px]]
 
Roundabouts have few principles:
 
The first one, each node on the roundabout can only be connected to no more than one segment.
 
Each connection has a spectrum that exists in order to notify the Client on how to define the message (Go straight, exit through the 2nd / 3rd / 4th exit).
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[[Image:Round2.png |right|200px]]
 
The system will include the radius border from the center and notify the user accordingly.
 
For more information on when to create a Roundabout or a loop instead, please review the [[Junction Style Guide]].<br/>
For information on what type of road to set a Roundabout to, please review [[Creating_and_Editing_a_roundabout#Road_Type|Creating and Editing a Roundabout]]
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