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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 

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    Andrew warren Andrew warren shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have always relied on Google Maps when walking through a city. However, in NYC, Google Maps is horrible. Waze tends to hold the routing better. I too would love to see Waze develope a pedestrian mode.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love to use Waze for walking as well as driving is that possible? Is there a setting I am not seeing?

      • vince1612vince1612 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Keep in mind that the original post porposal is to have a walking button for one reason:
        To avoid sending Waze false traffic data while walking with it active.
        That is the only reason..

        The idea was never to add a mode to be guided somehwere while walking with Waze.
        If you know the Waze Map Editor a little bit, and how the map is built, you probably know that it is only made for routing cars around.
        If you need to be guided while walking or riding a bike, use Google Maps. There are already many great apps for almost everything out there. Waze cannot be an "all-in-one" app for everything the App store offers. It's made for motored vehicles only.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        when you are new to a city with lots of one way streets and walking, the destination is qute complicated to get to and much longer by car than by an easy walk. I was busting my ass trying to use waze. Ofcourse, not the right app. (also a spell checker would help)

      • KalyaniKalyani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love walking directions too and public transportation options. I go back to google for those.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too would like the modes of transportation choices back eg. Walking, bus. You had this feature when I first signed on to waze. Google maps still has it. You had it all, what happened?

      • HenrikHenrik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yup, waze is still far from being top navigator because of this kind of things, if you want to do something great you have to work it out waze! WHY HAVEN'T YOU DONE THIS YET?!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • John OstrowickJohn Ostrowick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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).

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Waze had in the past in the symbian operating system Walking mode
        I recommend to add it to Android version

      • EllisonEllison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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