walking mode button
Have you thought about a walking mode button.So if you have waze on you don't get false data that traffic is at a stand still when you are walking.
Many thanks Andrew warren
I walk quite a lot and it is the perfect time to add house numbers. But it does save wrong speed, truns and waze actually needs a minimum speed from about 10 kmh to work right.
Having a multitude of transportation types would be beneficial. If Waze wants to consider being the ultimate navigation map they really should consider methods of transportation other than auto would be a good business decision. Even having a public transportation option to inform them of bus, trolley, and train routes that could get them to their destination would be a great accessory
For those of us that no longer drive, a walk setting is a necessity!
John Ostrowick commented
The reason for a walking mode (to the naysayers below) is one doesn't want yet another app with yet another interface for the same thing: navigation. I don't use waze ONLY to get around traffic jams; I use it to navigate generally.
For example, I'd really like to be able to tell a friend in a big mall (we have very big malls here), where I am, by sharing my location within waze. Similarly, if I catch a train to another city, and have to walk to my destination, I want to know WHERE IT IS, and waze can tell me that... the traffic conditions aside, I still want to know where it is and how long it will take me to get there.
Lastly, google maps has it. So please implement it (no walkways needed, just the roads are fine).
John Ostrowick commented
Definitely. Please add!
What Andrew said. How do I get to walking mode with your program?
Waze had in the past in the symbian operating system Walking mode
I recommend to add it to Android version
D Tran commented
When will we hace a qalking mode?
I actually do like this idea. However, I do see some concerns, such as creating walkways, which will make the maps look congested. I can see some benefits to this though. I would suggest the following for when Walk mode is on:
1) Tracking and speed would be disabled so no false positives are reported. GPS will still work.
2) Walkways and such would not be added to the map.
3) Navigation would be disabled.
4) Reporting in Walking mode would still be active. (Just because you are walking doesn't mean you can't notify other users of incidents) Considering you are walking at a slower speed than if you were driving, this may help pin-point those reports more accurately.
If you are walking, just put it to SLEEP
This is stupid, Waze is for COMMUTING in a CAR. If you commute by walking, why the hell do you need to know the traffic and/or be rerouted around congestion?
Dean Baram commented
I go to Google maps when I need walking directions to my car, and then I switch to Waze, which isn't ideal, a walking mode would be wonderful and will probably open business opportunities for you.
I second Keith's comment.
Keith Williams commented
If you do add this feature, you will have to add walways that go where cars cant. I feel that this would clutter the maps. I VOTE THAT A DIFFERENT APP IS CREATED FOR WALING AND BIKING. We have what are called greenbelts in my city. You can go almost anywhere on these, but motor vehicles aren't allowed. These are in other places as well. It's a great idea, but, even Garmin doesnt provide those special walkways on their walking feature. Waze could top the industry with that.
Gergely Pihentagy commented
When I walk to my car, I start waze, because getting GPS lock needs some time. So in that time I may cause some false traffic alert. So yes, walk mode please
Different modes of transportation (walking, bicycle, motorcycle, car) are very important. It's important to realize that in today's urban landscapes, most people use a wide range of transportation options - often even within the same trip.
There are enough commonalities between the different modes to warrant including them in the same navigation application. Waze would benefit hugely from supporting other modes of transportation. The whole concept of crowd-sourced map data is extremely well suited for integrating information from the various modes.
@bummer - why have ten apps with the same basic (programming point of view) functionality?
Waze is great, waze has the infrastructure needed - waze should be good enough for biking and walking.
A pedestrian mode - also suitable for biking - that's great!
I am a blind Iphone user and I use Waze, I find it very handy even I don't drive.
Please make a walking feature so more V.I users could experience this great app.
PS: We could give up using apps such as Navigon which does have a Ped mode.
I would love this. I walk more than I ride in cars and would use it all the time.