User:Subs5/Iowa dirt roads
|Iowa's interpretation has changed for Off road / Not Maintained which was formerly called Dirt Roads. So even veteran editors need to pay attention to this revised section!|
restrictions in place for winter months.
Normally undrivable roads should not be mapped. If they provide required visual reference then map them as Off road / Not Maintained.
The reason the unpaved attribute is important is because a user can decide to not be sent on dirt roads or to only be sent on dirt roads for short distances in the settings of the Waze App.
Keep in mind that if the person does allow for dirt roads, Waze will treat the road as a Primary Street so do not try to make an exception to well maintained dirt roads as a street or you will cause the driver to be directed on undesirable roads. Yes, that's right, a dirt road can be seen as a higher priority than a street! This is very important in rural areas where the Street Category should only be used on very short road segments that are paved. In towns, the Dirt Road Category should be rarely used and an unpaved road should be considered a street or a private road.