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''This page covers road names for the United Kingdom. For other countries see [[Road types and names|here]].''
 
 
 
==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
''This forms part of [[Main page#Editing Best Practice|UK Editing Best Practice]]. Editors are encouraged to follow these guidelines.''
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{{mbox | type=notice | text = This forms part of [[United Kingdom#Editing Best Practice|UK Editing Best Practice]]. Please read in conjunction with the USA [[global:USA/Road_types|global page on Road types]], which has more specific information about each Road type and their characteristics.}}
 
 
==Abbreviations==
 
The following abbreviations should be used where possible to conserve screen space.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto" border="1"
 
|-
 
! Road Name
 
! Abbreviation
 
! TTS Expansion?
 
|-
 
| Avenue
 
| Ave
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Boulevard
 
| Blvd
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Broadway
 
| Bdwy
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Circus
 
| Cir
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Close
 
| Cl
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Court
 
| Ct
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Crescent
 
| Cr
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Drive
 
| Dr
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Garden
 
| Gdn
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Gardens
 
| Gdns
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Green
 
| Gn
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Grove
 
| Gr
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Junction (as in Motorway Jxx)
 
| J
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Lane
 
| Ln
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Mount
 
| Mt
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Place
 
| Pl
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Park
 
| Pk
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Ridge
 
| Rdg
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Road
 
| Rd
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Saint
 
| St.
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Square
 
| Sq
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Street
 
| St
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Terrace
 
| Ter
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| Valley
 
| Val
 
| Yes
 
|}
 
  
Notes:
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Using the correct Road type and naming of segments is a key part of mapping in Waze. Road type influence route planning, particularly on long journeys where Waze will prioritise the major Road types. The naming of segments give users a consistent experience and can also influence routing and detour mechanisms.
# Roads like "The Avenue", "The Green" etc should not normally be abbreviated.
 
# TTS = Text To Speech
 
  
 
==Road types==
 
==Road types==
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{{mbox|type=important|text='''Be aware of the WME language setting!''' This article uses localised names which can be found when using the '''English (UK)''' language.}}
 
The following convention should be followed where possible, although it is acknowledged that you may need to deviate from it in some circumstances.
 
The following convention should be followed where possible, although it is acknowledged that you may need to deviate from it in some circumstances.
  
{| class="wikitable unsortable" style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto" border="1"
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Waze Road Type
 
! Waze Road Type
 
! UK Road Types
 
! UK Road Types
 
|-
 
|-
| Freeway
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| {{Freeway}}
| Motorway & Motorway class A roads
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| All Motorway & Motorway class A roads (locked to L5) <span style="background:#0079C1; color:#FFF;">'''&nbsp;M60&nbsp;'''</span> <span style="background:#0079C1; color:#FFF;">'''&nbsp;A1(M)&nbsp;'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
| Major Highway
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| {{Major Highway}}
| A-class roads that are classified as Primary Routes
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| A-class roads that are classified as Primary Routes (locked to L4) <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A4600&nbsp;'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
| Minor Highway
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| {{Minor Highway}}
| Non-primary A-class roads
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| Non-primary A-class roads <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;A614&nbsp;'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
| Primary Street
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| {{Primary Street}}
| B-class roads and unclassified roads carrying heavier traffic, often seen on Ordnance survey maps in yellow or orange.
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| B-class roads and unclassified roads carrying heavier traffic, often seen on Ordnance Survey maps in yellow or orange. <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;B547&nbsp;'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
| Street
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| {{Street}}
| Urban Streets, Low traffic rural roads
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| Urban Streets, low traffic rural roads
 
|-
 
|-
|Narrow Street
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| {{Road|Narrow Street|style=background-color: #64799B; color: #FFF}}
|DO NOT USE ([https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=257807 See UK forum discussion] )
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|'''<span style="color:#FF0000">DO NOT USE</span>''' - This Road type is currently not deemed useful for mapping in the UK ([https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=257807 See UK forum discussion] )
 
|-
 
|-
| Private Road
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| {{Private|Private Road}}
| Road with no access for the general public, or public road with legal prohibition on through routing in both directions (normally "private road" sign, "no motor vehicles except for access" sign, or a closable gate)
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| Road with no access for the general public, public roads with legal prohibition on through routing in both directions (''private road'' sign, ''no motor vehicles except for access'' sign, or a closable gate).
 
|-
 
|-
| Parking Road
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| {{Parking Lot Road|Parking Road}}
| Roads within a car park, or other places where we don't want Waze to monitor speed and potentially generate a traffic jam report, in particular petrol station forecourts. See [[:uk:Places/Car_Parks|Car Parks page]] for details and advice about not overmapping car parks.
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| Roads within a car park, or other places where we don't want Waze to monitor speed and potentially generate a traffic jam report, in particular petrol station forecourts. Read more on car park mapping on the [[Places/Car_Parks|UK Car Parks]] page.
 
|-
 
|-
| Dirt Road / 4x4 Trail
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| {{Off-road}}
| Unsurfaced road, or a ford (water-splash) which is often impassable for normal cars.  
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| Unsurfaced road which is often impassable for normal cars and only suitable for 4x4 vehicles.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
For Freeways leave the City Name as "None", so as to stop the City Names smearing.
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'''Unpaved checkbox''' - This attribute can be selected for all Road types but should only be applied to ''Street'' Road type and below. This checkbox can be applied to segments that cover roads that are unsurfaced or of poor construction but is still passable by a normal car. Users can avoid roads marked with this attribute applied within the App settings. FORDS ***
For Motorway class A roads, name as Axx(M). (No spaces).
 
  
Non-drivable - ''Walking Trails'' are a group of non-drivable road types available in the WME found under the Roads menu. However, the user experience can be improved by the correct use of the [[:uk:Footpaths|Footpath]] type.
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'''Non-drivable''' - ''Walking Trails'' are a group of non-drivable Road types available in the WME found under the Road menu. User experience can be improved by using these appropriately, you can read more when to use these Road types on the [[Footpaths|UK Footpaths]] page.
  
 
===Primary Route Network===
 
===Primary Route Network===
The PRN is defined by A roads which connect between Primary Destinations, and have green signs along them. We use the [http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata/viewer/ Ordnance Survey Maps] as our source for this classification, i.e. the roads marked in green colour. The [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=21043 WMEOpenData] extension for Firefox and Chrome can overlay this same data directly within the editor.
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The '''primary route network''' (PRN) designates roads between places of traffic importance across the UK, with the aim of providing easily identifiable routes to access the whole of the country. Primary routes are marked green on most road maps and road signs are green with white and yellow text. The [http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=21043 WMEOpenData] extension for Firefox and Chrome can overlay this data directly within the editor.
  
===Exceptions===
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====Exceptions====
As with any rule, there will be some exceptions. There are two specific scenarios which are allowed to deviate from the OS map:
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As with any rule, there will be some exceptions. There are two specific scenarios which are allowed to deviate from the Ordnance Survey (OS) map:
* If there's an A road that connects between motorway or PRN networks, then it should also be Major Highway
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* A roads that connect between motorway or PRN networks, then it should also be '''Major Highway'''
* If a section of primary road is restricted to some traffic, and there is another primary route nearby, then it can be demoted to Minor Highway
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* A section of primary road is '''restricted to some traffic''', and there is another primary route nearby, then it can be demoted to '''Minor Highway'''
Exceptions shall be discussed on the forum and documented below, and can be locked to a higher rank.
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Exceptions ''should be discussed'' on the [https://www.waze.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=55 forum] and documented below, and '''can''' be locked to a higher level.
  
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto" border="1"
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Exception
 
! Exception
 
! Reason
 
! Reason
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.28643&lat=51.72331&layers=1925&zoom=3&segments=163428226,163428225,143822319,205752232,205752224,205752225,205752226,205752227,205752228,205752229,205752230,205752231,181508368,181508386,121796330,1217974747 A1080 London Colney Bypass]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.28956&lat=51.72387&zoom=3&segments=205752232,205752224,205752225,205752226,205752227,205752228,205752229,205752230,205752231,181508368,181508386,121796330,121797474 A1080 London Colney Bypass]
| Joins A414 to M25
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Links the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A414&nbsp;'''</span> to the <span style="background:#0079C1; color:#FFF;">'''&nbsp;M25&nbsp;'''</span>
 
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|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=0.53269&lat=51.37885&layers=1477&zoom=5&segments=195065580,121349720,121349777 A2, Chatham]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=0.53231&lat=51.37933&zoom=5&segments=195065580,121349720,121349777 A2, Chatham]
| The High Street is restricted to buses only. The A2 New Rd to the south is the preferable route.
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| '''Downgraded to Street''' - The High Street is restricted to buses only. The <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A2 New Rd&nbsp;'''</span> to the south is the preferable route.
 
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|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=0.51927&lat=51.27211&layers=999&zoom=6&segments=147537844,258208028,145281435,258208012,145281463 A20, Maidstone]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=0.51954&lat=51.27263&zoom=6&segments=147537844,258208028,145281435,258208012 A20, Maidstone]
| Not PRN - Several bus/taxi only roads adjacent to the A20.
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| '''Downgraded to Street''' - Not PRN. Several bus/taxi only roads adjacent to the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A20&nbsp;'''</span>.
 
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|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=1.29936&lat=51.13732&layers=2528&zoom=3 A256, Dover]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=1.29812&lat=51.13874&zoom=2&segments=251086337,121489310,184451866,184451869,121490683,252506959,318540584,318540583,121490718,121489484,149188962,149188964,149188963,121489353,121489366,121489365,121489358,121489335,121489360,121489341,121489351,121489336,121490688,121490220,121490476,121490377,143704435,121490402,143704166,121490263,121490262,121490786,121490676,121489361,121489974,121489362,318035712,318035711,318035708,121491138,121491097,121491096,121491246,121491285,121491284,121491030,121489271,143701677,143701675,143701676,185089638,185089639,121490394,121489345,121489333,184847206,238989899,238989900,238989896,184846383,121489339,121489371,149188682,149188681,121490226,121490225,121490224,121490228,251086084,188645714,121490817,188645715,188645716,188645717,188645718,121490818,121490816,121489669,121483159,121483141,320173255,363172958,121483166,320172980,320173256,363172957,363172956 A256, Dover]
| The entire A256 road network south of A2 is not PRN. See [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A256 Sabre] for details.
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| '''Downgraded to Minor Highway''' - The entire <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;A256&nbsp;'''</span> road network south of <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A2&nbsp;'''</span> is not PRN. See [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/wiki/index.php?title=A256 Sabre] for details.
 
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|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.31730&lat=51.30045&zoom=4&segments=151641217 A283, Leatherhead]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.31902&lat=51.30119&zoom=4&segments=275187445,275187446,275187443 A243 Leatherhead Bypass]
| Link between A24 PRN and motorway junction.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Links the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A24&nbsp;'''</span> with the <span style="background:#0079C1; color:#FFF;">'''&nbsp;M25&nbsp;'''</span> junction.
 
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|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-1.08944&lat=50.80436&layers=517&zoom=5&segments=121077811,121073655,121076956,121075405,121078199 A3, Portsmouth]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-1.09012&lat=50.80480&zoom=5&segments=121077811,121078199,121075405,121073655,121076956 A3 Hope St, Portsmouth]
| The main "Out of City" route is signposted North along Hope Street.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - The main ''Out of City'' route is signposted northbound along Hope Street. Consequently [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-1.09012&lat=50.80480&zoom=5&segments=121073632,121075406,121075407,121075409,121077815,121075412,121076456,200563052 Marketway & Commercial Rd] have been downgraded to ''Primary Street''.
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.24360&lat=51.46508&layers=1413&zoom=6&segments=121642497,121634609,121634610 B306, Roehampton]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.24313&lat=51.46536&zoom=6&segments=121634609,121634610,121642497 B306, Roehampton]
| Turning right from A205 to A306 is only possible via this small loop of B road.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Turning right from <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A205&nbsp;'''</span> to <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A306&nbsp;'''</span> is only possible via this small loop of B road.
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.15352&lat=51.46929&layers=516&zoom=3&segments=121625768,209431243,211047697,211047698,121626845,121630345,121630348,121630362,121638725,180310147,180310146,180322865,180322864 A3216, Battersea]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.14658&lat=51.46887&zoom=3&segments=121625768,211047697,121626845,121630345,121630348,121630362,121638725,180310147,180310146,180322864,359236751,359236671,359236750,359236747,294131496,294131497,323743050,323743051,323743048,323743047 A3216, Battersea]
| Shown as PRN in the OS data, but not signed as a primary route in Streetview imagery.  ''Would benefit from site visit to confirm current status.''
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Shown as PRN in the OS data, but not signed as a primary route in Google Streetview imagery (May 2018).  ''Would benefit from site visit to confirm current status''.
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.69033&lat=52.03288&layers=1797&zoom=2&marker=true A4146/A509 Milton Keynes]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.69669&lat=52.03268&zoom=1&segments=147092777,147092778,147092782,147092783,147092787,147092791,147092793,195277971,248806162,248806161,248806151,195277972,195277858,322692249,251560173,322692248,322692251,322692252,322692250,322692253,185643539,122400418,122400419,122400420,252346388,185643464,185643529,185643644,263426836,263426837,263426840,263426839,185643601,185643313,185643248,185643169,185643311,122398074,260124544,122398073,209785166,209785167,209785162,209785163,209785165,209785164,188286337,186876733,189012056,188286338,186876735,186876731,160495707,160495708,143723696,160495710,143723700,160495709,122397377,122397375,147395609,122395872,122397335,122397337,160166380,263428790,263428792,263428791,263428789,160166371,146735970,146735968,137441270,205563295,205563294,137441260,205563297,205563296,146736693,146736986,160026259,146736987,167553759,160026260,167553747,167553758,167553748,200417311,257020010,207703097,207703093,207703091,207703092,207703096,207703094,207703095,200417321,165986268,165986262,165986263,147064623,348818936,348818935,122397199,335038754,143616379,122397200,143616380,143616376,143616377,143616378,335038755,335038757,149613450,143616323,257020373,257020374,122401169 A4146 / A509, Milton Keynes]
| Joins A5 (PRN) to A421 (PRN) to M1
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Links the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A5&nbsp;'''</span> to the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A421&nbsp;'''</span> to the <span style="background:#0079C1; color:#FFF;">'''&nbsp;M1&nbsp;'''</span>
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.69525&lat=52.45202&layers=1933&zoom=2&segments=255004649 A43, Corby/Kettering]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.69859&lat=52.45800&zoom=2&segments=310810349,310810351,332281353,332281355,332281354,332281356 A43, Corby / Kettering]
| New road, compliments the now renamed A4300. Road signs are green, OS zoom7 shows both old and new roads as PRN.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Relatively new bypass that became the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A43&nbsp;'''</span>, Consequently, [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.69394&lat=52.44942&zoom=2&segments=122454258,122454243,332281534,332281535,122455755,335155731,335155732,122455252,264274210,122457775,122457795,236982808,236982807,308579232,308579233,122456734,148522498,148522499,122457773,122457531,148521905 the old route], now the <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;A4300&nbsp;'''</span> and <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;A6183&nbsp;'''</span> have been downgraded to ''Minor Highway''.
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.08845&lat=53.55233&layers=357&zoom=4&segments=122945933,122945942,122945926,148661482,122948056,122948058,122948712,122948710,122945958,122947469,122948977,200821113,200821110,122947471,151918333,122948381 A46, Grimsby]
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|[https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-1.06478&lat=52.24023&zoom=3&segments=333938457,333939261 A45, Weedon Bec]
| Link End of A46 shown by OS as PRN with A16 as Major Highway.  These roads are signed as green.
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|'''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - This new bypass has been designated the <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;A45&nbsp;'''</span>. The [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-1.06399&lat=52.23689&zoom=3&segments=360476979,122512554,122512553,122512515,308727591,308727590,308727409,308727408,267923872,308727227,308727228,122513446,336275341,336275342,287958007,287955964,287955937,287955936,122512945,122512946,122513262,161161346,308727052,308727053,251698158,251698174,251698169,251698164,320197681,320197682,122512954,184023386,122512750,308726046 old route], has been downgraded to ''Primary Street''.
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.04062&lat=52.67383&layers=4&zoom=2&marker=true A460, Cannock]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.08478&lat=53.55289&zoom=4&segments=122945933,122945926,148661482,122948056,122948058,122948712,122948710,122945958,122947469,122948977,200821113,200821110,122947471,151918333,122948381,312200019,312200015 A46, Grimsby]
| Newer A460 replaces older A4601
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Although not shown by OS as PRN this short length of <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A46&nbsp;'''</span> links with the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A16&nbsp;'''</span>. Road has green backed signs along route.
 
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.21586&lat=53.03124&layers=1445&zoom=4 A527, Newcastle Under Lyme]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.04076&lat=52.66893&zoom=3&segments=209485829,209485830,209485831,209485832,90604787,90604810,137207028,100911121,305856234,305856235,60307017,84000870 A460, Cannock]
| This is not part of the PRN anymore since the link road was built to the A500 at the junction of Grange Ln and Church Ln.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Newer <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A460&nbsp;'''</span> bypass replaces older route, consequently the [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.05325&lat=52.67306&zoom=3&segments=262952429,306729784,306729785,250644441,250644486,250644487,230557394,307799302,307799301,146611538,321528220 now designated] <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;A4601&nbsp;'''</span> has been downgraded to ''Minor Highway''.
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|-
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.21183&lat=53.03091&zoom=4&segments=299020781,299020784,299020785,299020879,299020884,146320493,146320492,146320491,146320494,146320495,313379481,313379480,299020499,147746597,299020506,147746598,147746482 A527, Newcastle Under Lyme]
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - This section of road links the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A527&nbsp;'''</span> with the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A500&nbsp;'''</span>. The [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.21627&lat=53.03411&zoom=3&segments=363797507,363797508,123228287,123228426,123229205,123229206,123228414,123229208,123230589,123229238,123229207,123229210,123229209,123228299,123228408,123228407,123228306,123228405,123228404,123231922,123229234,123229214,123229213,123228412,123228323,147750917,147750916,147750915,147750918,123229211,363797332,363797333,363797329,363797330,123230585,123229635,123230649,123230648 old route], now designated the <span style="background:#FFF; color:#000;">'''&nbsp;B5370&nbsp;'''</span>, has been downgraded to ''Primary Street''.  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.28989&lat=53.59545&layers=4087&zoom=5&segments=182125798,193907883,193907884,193906927,193906924,193906923,193908118,193908117,193907633,190400529,185429030,190408901 A56, Bury]
 
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.28989&lat=53.59545&layers=4087&zoom=5&segments=182125798,193907883,193907884,193906927,193906924,193906923,193908118,193908117,193907633,190400529,185429030,190408901 A56, Bury]
| Joins the PRN between A56 and A58.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - This section of road joins the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A56&nbsp;'''</span> and the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A58&nbsp;'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.49294&lat=53.52383&layers=4071&zoom=6&segments=123434240,123434232,123434238,123434246,253701794,253700686,253701791,253701793,253701790,123430401,231620540,123435169,123434203,123438182,123438181,197647237,197647236,197647233 A577, Atherton]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-2.49303&lat=53.52398&zoom=5&segments=253701794,253700686,253701791,253701793,253701790,123430401,231620540,123435169,123434203,123438182,123438181,123434240 A577, Atherton]
| Eastern and southern section passes through a pedestrianised zone. Bag Ln at the western end is signposted as PRN and needed to complete the route eastbound and westbound.
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| '''Downgraded to Minor Highway & Street''' - Eastern and southern section pass through a pedestrianised zone. Consequently [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-2.49303&lat=53.52398&zoom=5&segments=197647236,197647233,197647237 Bag Ln] at the western end, which has green backed signs, has been upgraded to ''Major Highway'' to complete routing in this area.
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.30370&lat=53.59403&layers=4087&zoom=6&segments=185360291,185360292,193828317,185353645 A58, Bury]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.30370&lat=53.59403&zoom=6&segments=185360292,193828317,185353645,185360291 A58, Bury]
| Joins the PRN turning right from A58 to A56.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Links the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A58&nbsp;'''</span> to the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A56&nbsp;'''</span> to create equal routing right & left respectively.
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-1.20739&lat=52.77179&layers=2023&zoom=5&segments=122662087,122663189,122661798,122662095,122662188,249963055,249963056,122664053,246768325,246242310,249763741,249763714,122663256,122662192 A6, Loughborough]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-1.28883&lat=52.83199&zoom=3&segments=344864758,344864759,344345657,366509920 A6, Kegworth]
| The central area of Loughborough has been pedestrianised and the A6 has been diverted along an upgraded relief road.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - This new bypass road has been designated the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A6&nbsp;'''</span>. The [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-1.28597&lat=52.83751&zoom=3&segments=363579978,165292153,334421040,334421041,122665296,349975507,349975506,122666723,122666763,122666162,231007007,231007011,231006531,314176299,314176300,252724329,308694479,308694478,233814308,122665930,137511378 old route], has been downgrade to ''Primary Street''.
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.95910&lat=52.96680&layers=485&zoom=4 A6097, Newton (Notts)]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-1.20771&lat=52.77238&zoom=4&segments=122662087,122663189,122661798,122662095,122662188,249963055,249963056,122664053,246768325,246242310,249763741,249763714,122663256,122662192 A6, Loughborough]
| The spur of the A6097 is not shown as PRN but roads are green on signs, the link roads going to/from A46 (S) Ramps have also been set as major highway to ensure a continuous route (these were formerly the A46).  Note: The Aerials and Street-view here are significantly out of date following the upgrading of the A46 to Dual carriageway, the current layout was checked with a physical site survey.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - The central area of Loughborough has been pedestrianised and the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A6&nbsp;'''</span> has been diverted along an upgraded relief road.
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.85782&lat=53.74229&layers=677&zoom=3&segments=188590706,122968607,188590707,122968713,165102444,165102443,165102437,122968663,122969112,137346838,122969113,143395496 A614, Howden]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.95758&lat=52.97136&zoom=3&segments=232902729,232902730,232902731,141260684,122500287,141260375,165199188,165199190,165199201,165199200,296002355,296002354,122500119,145792999,122499849,122500118,122500684,122499723,122499848,122500600,122500695,122500599,122500478,122500477,122500250,122500694,143682376,260370516,260370517,260370515 A6097, Newton (Notts)]
| OS Map doesn't connect the primary route to the motorway, leaving a gap that could affect routing.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Following the dueling and realignment of the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A46&nbsp;'''</span>, the spur of the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A6097&nbsp;'''</span> and Fosse Way have been upgraded to ensure continuous routing at this junction due to its current layout.
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.85782&lat=53.74229&layers=677&zoom=3&segments=188590706,122968607,188590707,122968713,165102444,165102443,165102437,122968663,122969112,137346838,122969113,143395496 A617, Mansfield]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-0.86093&lat=53.74081&zoom=3&segments=188590706,122968607,122968713,165102443,165102437,122969112,137346838,143395496,122968703,122968654,122968704,143395500,122969113,143395501,143395497,335701579,350824742,350824743,188590707,200983066,310923905,200983067,200983064,200983065,273529552,273529551 A614, Howden]
| A617 is shown as Primary in some sources, and does have green signs
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Links the <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A63&nbsp;'''</span>, <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A614&nbsp;'''</span> with the <span style="background:#0079C1; color:#FFF;">'''&nbsp;M62&nbsp;'''</span>
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.22223&lat=53.49541&layers=1280&zoom=3&segments=123308871,123308962,123309707,123310274,123310277,123310282,123310287,123310324,123310331,123322330,123322697,123322698,147724993,147724994,147724995,242320160,242320161,262050406,262050407,265468821,123310323,123321019,123308877,123309718,123309719,123309334,123308549,261167747,261167753,261167748,261167811,148981188 A664, Manchester]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-1.18438&lat=53.12023&zoom=2&segments=282462171,282462172,209226957,209226966,209226967,193594620,307118389,307118390,193594651,307118401,307118398,307118397,307118396,307118399,346308103,307118400,193595293,193595292,260263549,242726388,145881136,137264010,137264013 A617, Mansfield]
| Streetview of Rochdale Rd shows it has white signs, so it is not PRN.
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - Although not shown on OS maps as PRN, this bypass road has green backed signs and therefore has been upgraded.
 
|-
 
|-
| [https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.23778&lat=53.48840&layers=388&zoom=5&segments=242320159,242320158,177396508,254006220,254006221,177396094,242320157,242320402,242320162,181459929,253811568&marker=true A665, Manchester]
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor/?env=row&lon=-2.22624&lat=53.49441&zoom=3&segments=123308871,123308962,123309707,123310274,123310277,123310282,123310287,123310331,123322697,123322698,147724993,147724994,147724995,262050406,262050407,265468821,123308877,123309718,123309719,261167747,261167753,261167748,261167811,148981188,354875277,354875278,332549000,293410091 A664, Manchester]
| Recent roadworks have made A665 - Miller St one way, so it makes sense to promote the other way.
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| '''Downgraded to Minor Highway''' - Google Streetview (May 2018) of <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A664 Rochdale Rd&nbsp;'''</span> shows it has white backed signs and no longer part of the PRN.
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|-
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| [https://www.waze.com/en-GB/editor?env=row&lon=-2.23747&lat=53.48773&zoom=5&segments=177396508,177396094,181459929,326143204,326143206,261478821,293410941 A665, Manchester]
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| '''Upgraded to Major Highway''' - <span style="background:#00701E; color:#FDD206;">'''&nbsp;A665 Miller St&nbsp;'''</span> now one way, the opposite direction has been promoted to ensure continuous routing.
  
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Dual Carriageways==
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==Naming Conventions==
The following convention should be followed where possible, although it is acknowledged that you may need to deviate from it in some circumstances.
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===Roads with number===
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Classified road in the UK are known by a single letter and number combination which should be included in the segment name so that Waze instructions include identifying information. When naming dual carriageway segments, the addition of a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_direction cardinal direction] should be included to ensure clear instructions are given and useful incident reports. The segment should be named in the following format;
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::; '''Format:''' : <big><code><Letter & Number> '''('''<Direction>''') -''' <Name></code></big>
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::; '''Examples:''' : <big><code>M45 (E)</code></big> Motorway with cardinal direction
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::: <big><code>A1(M)</code></big> Motorway class A Road, note no spaces are used
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::: <big><code>A7 - Old Dalkeith Rd</code></big> A Road with local name
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::: <big><code>A2 (W) - Dover Rd</code></big> A Road with cardinal direction and local name
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::: <big><code>Andover St</code></big> Road with local name
  
===When to Split===
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The UK has 3 classifications of roads; Motorways ('''M'''), '''A''' Roads, and '''B''' Roads. '''All''' other roads are ''unclassified''. You may discover that local authorities maintain a database of roads they manage and use ''C'', ''D'', and ''U'' labels. These are internal labels only and should never be shown on public signs, they should '''not''' be added to segment names.
  
A road should be split into be 2 one-way roads if any of the following conditions are met:
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When naming Motorway segments, the '''City''' field should be set as ''None'', this prevents City name smudge across the map.
# The central reservation is > 5m
 
# There's a visible gap between average of all GPS traces
 
# It is split by physical barrier (Concrete, Armco, pedestrian barrier etc)
 
 
 
 
 
Pedestrian refuges and painted road separation (cross hatching that can be driven over) should not normally be split.  Be aware there are a lot of these that were created as split roads during the UK Base-map import, these usually need merging to be a single two-way road.
 
  
===Naming Convention===
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===Junctions===
Whenever possible, on split roads, name carriageways with the direction of travel. Insert the direction of travel at the end of the road name:
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Major junctions, particularly on motorways, should be labelled with a landmark. Under no circumstances should the ''road nae'' or ''city name'' fields of a segment be used for naming of a junction.
  
Examples:
+
====Ramp naming====
1. M1 (N)
 
2. A4 (W)
 
3. M25 (ACW)
 
4. A57(M) (W)
 
 
 
This makes traffic and incident reports much more useful and helps with navigation.
 
 
 
==Ramps (to/from Motorways and Dual Carriageways)==
 
 
 
===Where should I start the sliproad?===
 
 
 
For best navigation and routing advice, sliproads leading:
 
 
 
''off'' a Motorway or Dual Carriageway should be placed to start where
 
 
 
* The lane begins to divide (in the case of 3/2/1 markers)
 
* There is a gantry over the carriageway, where the 1 mile, 1/2 mile etc finishes. This will usually be the last gantry before the actual junction and will be the one without a distance marker on it
 
 
 
''on'' to a Motorway or Dual Carriageway should be placed where
 
 
 
* the road first joins the adjoining road, i.e. just after the chevrons/lane dividers
 
 
 
 
 
===Ramp naming===
 
 
Ramp names to be short, useful and unambiguous. Names should '''not''' include ''Junction to'' nor ''Entry to''. Cardinal directions (N, S, E, W) should only be included if they are included on signs and provide clarity. Like other abbreviations, the <big>'''&gt;'''</big> character can be used, and is read out as ''towards'', this should be used only if needed. Entry and Exit should be considered equal for the purposes of naming, and should be named to give the most useful instruction to the driver. Ramps should '''not''' have a ''City'' name, this helps prevent city smudge.
 
Ramp names to be short, useful and unambiguous. Names should '''not''' include ''Junction to'' nor ''Entry to''. Cardinal directions (N, S, E, W) should only be included if they are included on signs and provide clarity. Like other abbreviations, the <big>'''&gt;'''</big> character can be used, and is read out as ''towards'', this should be used only if needed. Entry and Exit should be considered equal for the purposes of naming, and should be named to give the most useful instruction to the driver. Ramps should '''not''' have a ''City'' name, this helps prevent city smudge.
  
====Junctions with numbers====
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=====Junctions with numbers=====
 
* All segments from numbered junctions should be mapped as '''Ramps''' to ensure ''exit'' instructions are given
 
* All segments from numbered junctions should be mapped as '''Ramps''' to ensure ''exit'' instructions are given
 
* The name should begin with the exit number and then the name of the road it leads to, ideally '''without''' cardinal directions
 
* The name should begin with the exit number and then the name of the road it leads to, ideally '''without''' cardinal directions
 
* When motorways split, short ''wayfinder'' ramps should be used so that these names don't appear in the App
 
* When motorways split, short ''wayfinder'' ramps should be used so that these names don't appear in the App
 
* Do '''not''' include junction numbers on entry ramps.
 
* Do '''not''' include junction numbers on entry ramps.
::; '''Format:''' : <big><code>J''[number]'' to ''[simple road name]''</code></big>
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::; '''Format:''' : <big><code>'''J'''<number> '''to''' <simple road name></code></big>
 
::; '''Example:''' :  <big><code>J4 to A464</code></big>
 
::; '''Example:''' :  <big><code>J4 to A464</code></big>
  
====Junctions without numbers====
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=====Junctions without numbers=====
 
* If a ramp connects directly to '''exactly 1''' other road, then it can be left ''unnamed'', the instructions will naturally take on the name of the next segment
 
* If a ramp connects directly to '''exactly 1''' other road, then it can be left ''unnamed'', the instructions will naturally take on the name of the next segment
 
* It '''may''' be desirable to name the ramps more simply to remove cardinals or road names
 
* It '''may''' be desirable to name the ramps more simply to remove cardinals or road names
 
* If the ramp connects to a roundabout, then an ''unnamed'' segment will often give optimal instructions. If the routes away form the roundabout are not signed from the main road the ramp should be named to match the exit signs.
 
* If the ramp connects to a roundabout, then an ''unnamed'' segment will often give optimal instructions. If the routes away form the roundabout are not signed from the main road the ramp should be named to match the exit signs.
::; '''Format:''' : <big><code>''[simple road name]''</code></big>
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::; '''Format:''' : <big><code><simple road name></code></big>
 
::; '''Example:''' : <big><code>A1</code></big> rather than <big><code>A1(M) (N)</code></big> or <big><code>A1 - Great North Road</code></big>
 
::; '''Example:''' : <big><code>A1</code></big> rather than <big><code>A1(M) (N)</code></big> or <big><code>A1 - Great North Road</code></big>
  
====Disambiguation====
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=====Disambiguation=====
 
* Where a ramp forks into two directions, then the ramp names should include cardinals (if signed) or ''towards a city'' based on the signage
 
* Where a ramp forks into two directions, then the ramp names should include cardinals (if signed) or ''towards a city'' based on the signage
 
* If a city name is used '''only one city''' from the directional sign is to be used, preferably the one which is listed first
 
* If a city name is used '''only one city''' from the directional sign is to be used, preferably the one which is listed first
Line 303: Line 176:
 
: ''This does result in longer announcements, so should be avoided if possible''
 
: ''This does result in longer announcements, so should be avoided if possible''
 
* Where both directions of a road are connected to a roundabout, then ramps can be disambiguated using ''> city'' instead of cardinals, as per the signage.
 
* Where both directions of a road are connected to a roundabout, then ramps can be disambiguated using ''> city'' instead of cardinals, as per the signage.
::; '''Format:''' : <big><code>''[simple road name]'' (''[cardinal direction]'')</code>
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::; '''Format:''' : <big><code><simple road name> '''('''<cardinal direction>''')'''</code>
::: <code>''[simple road name]'' > ''[city name]''</code></big>
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::: <code><simple road name>''' > '''<city name></code></big>
::: <big><code>Junction > ''[city name]''</code></big> if connecting road has no name / number
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::: <big><code>'''Junction > '''<city name></code></big> if connecting road has no name / number
 
::; '''Example:''' : <big><code>A1 (N)</code></big> & <big><code>A1 (S)</code></big>
 
::; '''Example:''' : <big><code>A1 (N)</code></big> & <big><code>A1 (S)</code></big>
 
::: <big><code>M62 > Manchester</code></big> & <big><code>M62 > Hull</code></big>
 
::: <big><code>M62 > Manchester</code></big> & <big><code>M62 > Hull</code></big>
  
==Junction Naming==
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===Roundabouts===
Major junctions, particularly on motorways, should be labelled with a landmark.  
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Roundabout segments should remain '''unnamed'''. If the roundabout does have a proper, signposted name, then this can be labelled using an ''Area Place'', with category set to  '''Junction/Intersection''', that fills the centre of the roundabout. This only applies to big roundabouts that are larger than 30 metres.
  
Under no circumstances should the road name or city name fields of a segment be used for naming of a junction.
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''For further advice on editing roundabouts, see [[Junctions and Roundabouts|Editing Junctions and Roundabouts]]''
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===Abbreviations===
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Due to the size of most devices it is advantageous to keep on screen text to a minimum. When naming segments the following abbreviations should be used to conserve space. Each will be expanded by the Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine and voice instructions will read aloud the full word, ''Ave'' will be read as '''Avenue''', etc.
  
==Road Name & Number==
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When naming a segment the first word word in the name should '''never''' be abbreviated, nor should names that only include single words (excluding ''The''). ''Green Street'' should be written as '''Green St''' and ''The Boulevard'' be written in full. Multiple abbreviations in the same segment name can be used where appropriate, ''Aston Boulevard West'' can be written as '''Aston Blvd W'''.
Where a road exhibits both a road number and name the following convention should be used:
 
  
<Number> - <Name>
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{| class="wikitable" style="display: inline-table;"
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! Road name
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! Abbreviation
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|-
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| Avenue
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| Ave
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|-
 +
| Boulevard
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| Blvd
 +
|-
 +
| Broadway
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| Bdwy
 +
|-
 +
| Circus
 +
| Cir
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|-
 +
| Close
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| Cl
 +
|-
 +
| Court
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| Ct
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|-
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| Crescent
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| Cr
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="display: inline-table;"
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! Road name
 +
! Abbreviation
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|-
 +
| Drive
 +
| Dr
 +
|-
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| East<sup>1</sup>
 +
| E
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|-
 +
| Garden
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| Gdn
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|-
 +
| Gardens
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| Gdns
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|-
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| Green
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| Gn
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|-
 +
| Grove
 +
| Gr
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|-
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| Junction<sup>1</sup><sup>,2</sup>
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| J
 +
|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="display: inline-table;"
 +
! Road name
 +
! Abbreviation
 +
|-
 +
| Lane
 +
| Ln
 +
|-
 +
| Mount
 +
| Mt
 +
|-
 +
| North<sup>1</sup>
 +
| N
 +
|-
 +
| Place
 +
| Pl
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|-
 +
| Park
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| Pk
 +
|-
 +
| Ridge
 +
| Rdg
 +
|-
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| Road
 +
| Rd
 +
|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="display: inline-table;"
 +
! Road name
 +
! Abbreviation
 +
|-
 +
| Saint<sup>3</sup>
 +
| St.
 +
|-
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| South<sup>1</sup>
 +
| S
 +
|-
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| Square
 +
| Sq
 +
|-
 +
| Street
 +
| St
 +
|-
 +
| Terrace
 +
| Ter
 +
|-
 +
| Valley
 +
| Val
 +
|-
 +
| West<sup>1</sup>
 +
| W
 +
|}
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Notes:
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# Should you require TTS to read a letter, such as '''Car Park E''', place a period ('''.''') directly after the letter.
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# '''J''', used for road junction numbers, is the only abbreviation that can lead a segment name.
 +
# The period ('''.''') in the abbreviation of Saint is important otherwise it will be read as ''Street''.
  
Examples:
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===Bypass or By-pass?===
1. A7 - Old Dalkeith Rd
+
Bypass.
2. A1 - Edinburgh Rd
 
  
This gives both a consistent appearance and allows a straightforward transfer if/when Waze UK moves to the official Department for Transport designations.
+
==Dual Carriageways==
 
+
''A dual carriageway is a road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways''. This means '''1 or more''' lanes in either direction. A road should be split into 2 one-way segments if any of the following conditions are met:
The same can also be said for adding the direction of travel on single/dual carriageways with an A-road designation in the form
+
# The central reservation is wider than 5 metres
 +
# There's a visible gap between average of all GPS traces
 +
# It is split by physical barrier (Concrete, Armco, pedestrian barrier etc)
  
<Number> (Direction) - <Name>
+
Pedestrian refuges and painted road separation (cross hatching that can be driven over) should not normally be split. Be aware there are a lot of these that were created as split roads during the UK Base-map import, these usually need [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/Global/Best_map_editing_practice#How_to_un-divide_two_one-way_roads merging to be a single two-way road].
  
Examples:
+
==Ramp mapping==
1. A2 (W) - Dover Rd
+
[[File:0-mile gantry.png|thumb|right|0-mile gantry off ramp]]
2. A229 (N) - Cuxton Rd
+
Ramp segments should be used when mapping grade-separated junction and at major junctions, such as motorways and dual carriageways. Positioning where Ramps diverge from the main carriageway and merge with it will improve navigation and routing advice.
  
==Roundabouts==
+
Ramps leading '''off''' a motorway or dual carriageway should be placed to start where;
Roundabout segments should typically remain '''unnamed'''. If the roundabout does have a proper, signposted name, then this can be labelled using a landmark of "Junction/Intersection" type that fills the centre of the roundabout. This only applies to big roundabouts that are larger than 30 metres.
+
* The lane begins to divide from the main carriageway (in the case of 3/2/1 markers)
 +
* There is a 0-mile gantry over the carriageway, where the 1 mile, 1/2 mile, etc finishes. This will usually be the last gantry before the actual junction and will be the one without a distance marker on it.
  
''For further advice on editing roundabouts, see [[Junctions and Roundabouts|Editing Junctions and Roundabouts]]''
+
Ramps leading '''on''' to a motorway or dual Carriageway should be placed where;
 +
* the road first joins the main carriageway, i.e. just after the chevrons / lane dividers
  
 
==Lay-bys==
 
==Lay-bys==
* Lay-bys should only be included where there is significant separation from the main road (e.g. grass, trees or a physical barrier) in a similar way to deciding if a road is dual carriageway.
+
* Lay-bys should only be included where there is significant separation from the main carriageway (e.g. grass, trees or a physical barrier). Similar to deciding if a road is dual carriageway.
* Routes in and out should be mapped with roads of "Parking Lot Road" type, with appropriate directions and turns.
+
* All segments should be mapped with Road type set to'''Parking Road''', with appropriate directions and turns
* The Lay-by road should have no city name and the road name set to "[P]".
+
* The lay-by segment should have it's name set to '''[P]''' and have no ''City'' name
* A Landmark is not required for lay-bys.
+
* Do '''not''' map lay-bys with ''Area Places''.
  
 
+
{| align=centre
'''Lay-by Examples:'''
+
| [[Image:Good_Layby_1.jpg|thumb|240px|Lay-by with significant separation]]
 
+
| [[Image:Good_Layby_2.jpg|thumb|240px|Minimum separation for mapping, similar to distance between (N) & (S) carriageways]]  
This example shows significant separation between the road and Lay-by:
+
| [[Image:Bad_Layby_1.jpg|thumb|240px|No separation, only dotted white line]]
[[Image:Good_Layby_1.jpg]]
+
|}
 
 
 
 
This example is only separated by the distance between the (N) and (S) carriageways which is the minimum that you should map.  Note that the "parking lot road" is mapped over the area that vehicles park on to improve separation:
 
[[Image:Good_Layby_2.jpg]]  
 
 
 
 
 
This example does not have enough separation for the Lay-by to be mapped:
 
[[Image:Bad_Layby_1.jpg]]
 
 
 
(Note: this example is zoomed in closer that the previous two!)
 
 
 
==Bypass or By-pass?==
 
Bypass.
 
  
 
==Railways==
 
==Railways==
Railway lines should be drawn in as '''Railroad''' type roads, particularly if there are other streets nearby. They appear in the client, and they keep Wazers on trains from polluting the local speed data.
+
Railway lines should be mapped using the '''Railway''' Road type. They appear in the client, and they keep Wazers on trains from polluting the speed data of nearby roads. Tracks should be drawn '''as simply as possible''' - they do not need to be accurate out in the country where no one can see them, a single mapped segment can cover multiple lines common in most stations, and mainlines.
  
Tracks should be drawn ''as simply as possible'' - they do not need to be accurate out in the country where no one can see them, and it is not necessary to map individual tracks through a station.
+
Due to the potential length of railway segments they should be split at ''County'' borders to prevent smudging County names on the map.
  
 
'''Segment Properties''':
 
'''Segment Properties''':
 +
* '''Name:''' No Name
 
* '''City:''' No City
 
* '''City:''' No City
* '''Name:''' No Name
+
* '''Type:''' Railway
* '''Type:''' Railroad
+
* '''Direction:''' Two-way
* '''Direction:''' Two way
+
* '''Level:''' Ground
* '''Level:''' Ground, unless actually going under or over over another road
 
 
* '''Lock:''' 3
 
* '''Lock:''' 3
  
Railroad segments '''can''' be connected to the road network at level crossings, without any risk of Waze routing drivers onto the tracks. The extra granularity of segments at the crossing provides more accurate routing information. All turns should be enabled (no red arrows please).
+
{{mbox|type=notice|text=You may find railway segments locked to 5 and set to -5 Level. This was the '''old standard''' and can be set to the current standard if all road segments along their routes have been '''correctly mapped''' with bridges & level crossings.}}
 
 
'''Check that:'''
 
* "old" roads, with addresses along them, are broken by segment nodes each side of a railway bridge. This enables Waze to navigate to addresses adjacent to the bridge when Network Rail close the road for engineering works.
 
  
* "new" roads, with no addresses along them, are not broken at railway bridges, since such roads are always closed junction to junction, and intermediate nodes are a nuisance (sometimes necessary for speed limit changes, but not for bridges).
+
Railway segments '''can''' be connected to the road network at level crossings, without any risk of Waze routing drivers onto the tracks. The extra granularity of segments at the crossing provides more accurate routing information. All turns should be enabled, no red arrows please.
  
Railways which are underground (i.e. through tunnels) must not be mapped.
+
Railways that are underground or where they pass through tunnels should not be mapped.
  
''For more detailed information on railways, please see the [[global:Road_types/USA#Railroad|Road_types/USA#Railroad]] but be aware that the guidelines written above take precedence.''
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==Bridging segments==
 +
When road segments pass over or under another feature (road, river, railway, etc), the segment level should be set to the correct +ve / -ve number. It can be beneficial to split the segment to create a ''bridge'' segment. This allows editors to close the shortest possible length of road when a physical bridge is closed for inspections, repairs, or any other reason.
  
'''Note:''' it is often necessary to split railways lines at county boundaries to avoid smudging the county name into the wrong area.
+
* "older" roads, with properties along them, should be split by segment nodes tight to each side of the physical bridge. This enables Waze to navigate to addresses adjacent to the bridge when the bridge segment is closed.
  
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+
* "newer" roads, with no properties along them, do not need to be split as the whole segment level can be changed. Such roads, such as bypasses, are always closed junction to junction.
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Introduction

This forms part of UK Editing Best Practice. Please read in conjunction with the USA global page on Road types, which has more specific information about each Road type and their characteristics.

Using the correct Road type and naming of segments is a key part of mapping in Waze. Road type influence route planning, particularly on long journeys where Waze will prioritise the major Road types. The naming of segments give users a consistent experience and can also influence routing and detour mechanisms.

Road types

Be aware of the WME language setting! This article uses localised names which can be found when using the English (UK) language.

The following convention should be followed where possible, although it is acknowledged that you may need to deviate from it in some circumstances.

Waze Road Type UK Road Types
 Motorway  All Motorway & Motorway class A roads (locked to L5)  M60   A1(M) 
 Major Highway  A-class roads that are classified as Primary Routes (locked to L4)  A4600 
 Minor Highway  Non-primary A-class roads  A614 
 Primary Street  B-class roads and unclassified roads carrying heavier traffic, often seen on Ordnance Survey maps in yellow or orange.  B547 
 Street  Urban Streets, low traffic rural roads
 Narrow Street  DO NOT USE - This Road type is currently not deemed useful for mapping in the UK (See UK forum discussion )
 Private Road  Road with no access for the general public, public roads with legal prohibition on through routing in both directions (private road sign, no motor vehicles except for access sign, or a closable gate).
 Parking Road  Roads within a car park, or other places where we don't want Waze to monitor speed and potentially generate a traffic jam report, in particular petrol station forecourts. Read more on car park mapping on the UK Car Parks page.
 Off-road / Not maintained  Unsurfaced road which is often impassable for normal cars and only suitable for 4x4 vehicles.

Unpaved checkbox - This attribute can be selected for all Road types but should only be applied to Street Road type and below. This checkbox can be applied to segments that cover roads that are unsurfaced or of poor construction but is still passable by a normal car. Users can avoid roads marked with this attribute applied within the App settings. FORDS ***

Non-drivable - Walking Trails are a group of non-drivable Road types available in the WME found under the Road menu. User experience can be improved by using these appropriately, you can read more when to use these Road types on the UK Footpaths page.

Primary Route Network

The primary route network (PRN) designates roads between places of traffic importance across the UK, with the aim of providing easily identifiable routes to access the whole of the country. Primary routes are marked green on most road maps and road signs are green with white and yellow text. The WMEOpenData extension for Firefox and Chrome can overlay this data directly within the editor.

Exceptions

As with any rule, there will be some exceptions. There are two specific scenarios which are allowed to deviate from the Ordnance Survey (OS) map:

  • A roads that connect between motorway or PRN networks, then it should also be Major Highway
  • A section of primary road is restricted to some traffic, and there is another primary route nearby, then it can be demoted to Minor Highway

Exceptions should be discussed on the forum and documented below, and can be locked to a higher level.

Exception Reason
A1080 London Colney Bypass Upgraded to Major Highway - Links the  A414  to the  M25 
A2, Chatham Downgraded to Street - The High Street is restricted to buses only. The  A2 New Rd  to the south is the preferable route.
A20, Maidstone Downgraded to Street - Not PRN. Several bus/taxi only roads adjacent to the  A20 .
A256, Dover Downgraded to Minor Highway - The entire  A256  road network south of  A2  is not PRN. See Sabre for details.
A243 Leatherhead Bypass Upgraded to Major Highway - Links the  A24  with the  M25  junction.
A3 Hope St, Portsmouth Upgraded to Major Highway - The main Out of City route is signposted northbound along Hope Street. Consequently Marketway & Commercial Rd have been downgraded to Primary Street.
B306, Roehampton Upgraded to Major Highway - Turning right from  A205  to  A306  is only possible via this small loop of B road.
A3216, Battersea Upgraded to Major Highway - Shown as PRN in the OS data, but not signed as a primary route in Google Streetview imagery (May 2018). Would benefit from site visit to confirm current status.
A4146 / A509, Milton Keynes Upgraded to Major Highway - Links the  A5  to the  A421  to the  M1 
A43, Corby / Kettering Upgraded to Major Highway - Relatively new bypass that became the  A43 , Consequently, the old route, now the  A4300  and  A6183  have been downgraded to Minor Highway.
A45, Weedon Bec Upgraded to Major Highway - This new bypass has been designated the  A45 . The old route, has been downgraded to Primary Street.
A46, Grimsby Upgraded to Major Highway - Although not shown by OS as PRN this short length of  A46  links with the  A16 . Road has green backed signs along route.
A460, Cannock Upgraded to Major Highway - Newer  A460  bypass replaces older route, consequently the now designated  A4601  has been downgraded to Minor Highway.
A527, Newcastle Under Lyme Upgraded to Major Highway - This section of road links the  A527  with the  A500 . The old route, now designated the  B5370 , has been downgraded to Primary Street.
A56, Bury Upgraded to Major Highway - This section of road joins the  A56  and the  A58 
A577, Atherton Downgraded to Minor Highway & Street - Eastern and southern section pass through a pedestrianised zone. Consequently Bag Ln at the western end, which has green backed signs, has been upgraded to Major Highway to complete routing in this area.
A58, Bury Upgraded to Major Highway - Links the  A58  to the  A56  to create equal routing right & left respectively.
A6, Kegworth Upgraded to Major Highway - This new bypass road has been designated the  A6 . The old route, has been downgrade to Primary Street.
A6, Loughborough Upgraded to Major Highway - The central area of Loughborough has been pedestrianised and the  A6  has been diverted along an upgraded relief road.
A6097, Newton (Notts) Upgraded to Major Highway - Following the dueling and realignment of the  A46 , the spur of the  A6097  and Fosse Way have been upgraded to ensure continuous routing at this junction due to its current layout.
A614, Howden Upgraded to Major Highway - Links the  A63 ,  A614  with the  M62 
A617, Mansfield Upgraded to Major Highway - Although not shown on OS maps as PRN, this bypass road has green backed signs and therefore has been upgraded.
A664, Manchester Downgraded to Minor Highway - Google Streetview (May 2018) of  A664 Rochdale Rd  shows it has white backed signs and no longer part of the PRN.
A665, Manchester Upgraded to Major Highway -  A665 Miller St  now one way, the opposite direction has been promoted to ensure continuous routing.

Naming Conventions

Roads with number

Classified road in the UK are known by a single letter and number combination which should be included in the segment name so that Waze instructions include identifying information. When naming dual carriageway segments, the addition of a cardinal direction should be included to ensure clear instructions are given and useful incident reports. The segment should be named in the following format;

Format: 
<Letter & Number> (<Direction>) - <Name>
Examples: 
M45 (E) Motorway with cardinal direction
A1(M) Motorway class A Road, note no spaces are used
A7 - Old Dalkeith Rd A Road with local name
A2 (W) - Dover Rd A Road with cardinal direction and local name
Andover St Road with local name

The UK has 3 classifications of roads; Motorways (M), A Roads, and B Roads. All other roads are unclassified. You may discover that local authorities maintain a database of roads they manage and use C, D, and U labels. These are internal labels only and should never be shown on public signs, they should not be added to segment names.

When naming Motorway segments, the City field should be set as None, this prevents City name smudge across the map.

Junctions

Major junctions, particularly on motorways, should be labelled with a landmark. Under no circumstances should the road nae or city name fields of a segment be used for naming of a junction.

Ramp naming

Ramp names to be short, useful and unambiguous. Names should not include Junction to nor Entry to. Cardinal directions (N, S, E, W) should only be included if they are included on signs and provide clarity. Like other abbreviations, the > character can be used, and is read out as towards, this should be used only if needed. Entry and Exit should be considered equal for the purposes of naming, and should be named to give the most useful instruction to the driver. Ramps should not have a City name, this helps prevent city smudge.

Junctions with numbers
  • All segments from numbered junctions should be mapped as Ramps to ensure exit instructions are given
  • The name should begin with the exit number and then the name of the road it leads to, ideally without cardinal directions
  • When motorways split, short wayfinder ramps should be used so that these names don't appear in the App
  • Do not include junction numbers on entry ramps.
Format: 
J<number> to <simple road name>
Example: 
J4 to A464
Junctions without numbers
  • If a ramp connects directly to exactly 1 other road, then it can be left unnamed, the instructions will naturally take on the name of the next segment
  • It may be desirable to name the ramps more simply to remove cardinals or road names
  • If the ramp connects to a roundabout, then an unnamed segment will often give optimal instructions. If the routes away form the roundabout are not signed from the main road the ramp should be named to match the exit signs.
Format: 
<simple road name>
Example: 
A1 rather than A1(M) (N) or A1 - Great North Road
Disambiguation
  • Where a ramp forks into two directions, then the ramp names should include cardinals (if signed) or towards a city based on the signage
  • If a city name is used only one city from the directional sign is to be used, preferably the one which is listed first
On the M25, where relevant, directions to Heathrow or Gatwick should take precedence
  • If the section of ramp before a fork is particularly short, then the preceding segment can be left unnamed with any junction number written in the forked segments
This does result in longer announcements, so should be avoided if possible
  • Where both directions of a road are connected to a roundabout, then ramps can be disambiguated using > city instead of cardinals, as per the signage.
Format: 
<simple road name> (<cardinal direction>)
<simple road name> > <city name>
Junction > <city name> if connecting road has no name / number
Example: 
A1 (N) & A1 (S)
M62 > Manchester & M62 > Hull

Roundabouts

Roundabout segments should remain unnamed. If the roundabout does have a proper, signposted name, then this can be labelled using an Area Place, with category set to Junction/Intersection, that fills the centre of the roundabout. This only applies to big roundabouts that are larger than 30 metres.

For further advice on editing roundabouts, see Editing Junctions and Roundabouts

Abbreviations

Due to the size of most devices it is advantageous to keep on screen text to a minimum. When naming segments the following abbreviations should be used to conserve space. Each will be expanded by the Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine and voice instructions will read aloud the full word, Ave will be read as Avenue, etc.

When naming a segment the first word word in the name should never be abbreviated, nor should names that only include single words (excluding The). Green Street should be written as Green St and The Boulevard be written in full. Multiple abbreviations in the same segment name can be used where appropriate, Aston Boulevard West can be written as Aston Blvd W.

Road name Abbreviation
Avenue Ave
Boulevard Blvd
Broadway Bdwy
Circus Cir
Close Cl
Court Ct
Crescent Cr
Road name Abbreviation
Drive Dr
East1 E
Garden Gdn
Gardens Gdns
Green Gn
Grove Gr
Junction1,2 J
Road name Abbreviation
Lane Ln
Mount Mt
North1 N
Place Pl
Park Pk
Ridge Rdg
Road Rd
Road name Abbreviation
Saint3 St.
South1 S
Square Sq
Street St
Terrace Ter
Valley Val
West1 W

Notes:

  1. Should you require TTS to read a letter, such as Car Park E, place a period (.) directly after the letter.
  2. J, used for road junction numbers, is the only abbreviation that can lead a segment name.
  3. The period (.) in the abbreviation of Saint is important otherwise it will be read as Street.

Bypass or By-pass?

Bypass.

Dual Carriageways

A dual carriageway is a road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways. This means 1 or more lanes in either direction. A road should be split into 2 one-way segments if any of the following conditions are met:

  1. The central reservation is wider than 5 metres
  2. There's a visible gap between average of all GPS traces
  3. It is split by physical barrier (Concrete, Armco, pedestrian barrier etc)

Pedestrian refuges and painted road separation (cross hatching that can be driven over) should not normally be split. Be aware there are a lot of these that were created as split roads during the UK Base-map import, these usually need merging to be a single two-way road.

Ramp mapping

0-mile gantry off ramp

Ramp segments should be used when mapping grade-separated junction and at major junctions, such as motorways and dual carriageways. Positioning where Ramps diverge from the main carriageway and merge with it will improve navigation and routing advice.

Ramps leading off a motorway or dual carriageway should be placed to start where;

  • The lane begins to divide from the main carriageway (in the case of 3/2/1 markers)
  • There is a 0-mile gantry over the carriageway, where the 1 mile, 1/2 mile, etc finishes. This will usually be the last gantry before the actual junction and will be the one without a distance marker on it.

Ramps leading on to a motorway or dual Carriageway should be placed where;

  • the road first joins the main carriageway, i.e. just after the chevrons / lane dividers

Lay-bys

  • Lay-bys should only be included where there is significant separation from the main carriageway (e.g. grass, trees or a physical barrier). Similar to deciding if a road is dual carriageway.
  • All segments should be mapped with Road type set toParking Road, with appropriate directions and turns
  • The lay-by segment should have it's name set to [P] and have no City name
  • Do not map lay-bys with Area Places.
Lay-by with significant separation
Minimum separation for mapping, similar to distance between (N) & (S) carriageways
No separation, only dotted white line

Railways

Railway lines should be mapped using the Railway Road type. They appear in the client, and they keep Wazers on trains from polluting the speed data of nearby roads. Tracks should be drawn as simply as possible - they do not need to be accurate out in the country where no one can see them, a single mapped segment can cover multiple lines common in most stations, and mainlines.

Due to the potential length of railway segments they should be split at County borders to prevent smudging County names on the map.

Segment Properties:

  • Name: No Name
  • City: No City
  • Type: Railway
  • Direction: Two-way
  • Level: Ground
  • Lock: 3
You may find railway segments locked to 5 and set to -5 Level. This was the old standard and can be set to the current standard if all road segments along their routes have been correctly mapped with bridges & level crossings.

Railway segments can be connected to the road network at level crossings, without any risk of Waze routing drivers onto the tracks. The extra granularity of segments at the crossing provides more accurate routing information. All turns should be enabled, no red arrows please.

Railways that are underground or where they pass through tunnels should not be mapped.

Bridging segments

When road segments pass over or under another feature (road, river, railway, etc), the segment level should be set to the correct +ve / -ve number. It can be beneficial to split the segment to create a bridge segment. This allows editors to close the shortest possible length of road when a physical bridge is closed for inspections, repairs, or any other reason.

  • "older" roads, with properties along them, should be split by segment nodes tight to each side of the physical bridge. This enables Waze to navigate to addresses adjacent to the bridge when the bridge segment is closed.
  • "newer" roads, with no properties along them, do not need to be split as the whole segment level can be changed. Such roads, such as bypasses, are always closed junction to junction.