User:Subs5/MAR Continue TIO
The 12 July 2019 Continue TIO verbiage is:
- 1 Continue
- 1.1 Unannounced roads with legal or financial implications
- 1.2 Setting context in the instruction list
- 1.3 Supplement a wayfinder
- 1.4 Best continuation is not the obvious continuation
Unannounced roads with legal or financial implications
Restricted areas (border control point, military base)
The Mid-Atlantic Region does not use Continue TIOs for when a best continuation is to a restricted area, it is not desired to inform the user prior to entering a military base, controlled industrial area or business, or private residential area (single family houses or apartments/condominiums). Properly established gates using private road segments prevent the majority of entrances into a restricted area unless the destination is only accessible by going into the area.
The Mid-Atlantic Region does not use Continue TIOs for when a best continuation is to a toll. The tolls in MAR are well marked and adding a different primary segment name (with alternate to match the current road name for routing continuation) is not desired.
Setting context in the instruction list
Without a Continue TIO, the next instruction could be from an entirely different road or freeway. Adding a Continue TIO would help set the context as to where the instructions are and increase the Wazer's confidence in the instructions given (or not given).
Terminus of a freeway
When possible, do this at a point where the user can use this TIO to make a mental confirmation.
If the continuing freeway is signed before the terminus, place the TIO at the last exit, similar to how a wayfinder is set up today.
If it isn't signed, place the TIO where the freeway merges into the next freeway.Consult with your state manager if the freeway status changes frequently or gradually, or if the freeway itself is insignificant. There could be multiple options as to what would be the best spot for a TIO, or if one is needed at all.
On-ramp to a freewayrest areas) is an on-ramp to a freeway or expressway, add a continue TIO.
Continuing from an off-ramp
Use a Continue TIO when the name of the best continuation at the end of a ramp is not immediately obvious. Here are two scenarios that it's not immediately obvious:
Supplement a wayfinder
Because controlling the turn angles in Waze will never produce a continue instruction, a Continue TIO must be set in places where a wayfinder is warranted for a particular direction, but "keep" or "exit" would be misleading.
Add a continue TIO when:
- All travel lanes are correct—telling a user to "keep" or "exit" would mean an unnecessary lane change to that side of the road out of caution; or,
- Only the center lanes are correct in a 3-way fork.
Best continuation is not the obvious continuation
Many times, when there are many turn lanes, many vehicles turning, and a plethora of signage, and straight ahead doesn't look like the right way to go, the Wazer may be hesitant that Waze is not issuing an instruction. Add a continue TIO to help assure the Wazer that continuing straight is the correct way.
Use selectively, and consult your fellow area managers for consensus.