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)
When the best continuation is to a restricted area, add a Continue TIO, paired with a named stub segment if necessary, to let users know they will now be entering a restricted area.
When the best continuation is tolled, marked or unmarked (toll roads, bridges, paid entrances into large areas, etc.), add a Continue TIO, paired with a named stub segment if necessary. For barrier-toll systems, add the TIO only at the beginning of the toll area. Do not force a Continue at intermediate toll barriers.
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.