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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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      • Brian CutterBrian Cutter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The walk button isn't just for traffic...it would also give you an ETA. A biking option would be great for the same reason.

      • StevenSteven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Aren't there already enough navigation apps with walking directions? Are we hoping to avoid heavy foot traffic? Or perhaps there's a police man we wish to avoid walking into? Come on.

      • Reginald jensenReginald jensen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I walk everywhere I would not use waze because there's no walking directions what's the point of having something that you cannot use to walk around Adelaide with Brisbane worth Google Maps are 10 times better I would never think of joining someone hasn't got Maps walking directions

      • Jose BeaJose Bea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just started using Waze and seems to have great features and design, so although walking, bicycle and bus navigation mode will be good something I'd like to have I am not complaining or demanding, it seems to be a great up for driving, and it is FREE!

      • BrianBrian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree. WAZE needs a walking mode. NYC or any big city is a great example of why driving mode is a no go.
        Verizon had a decent walking mode but charged. As for Google; yeah we need to give them more data. No thank you.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Stupid waze Made walking so hard around places and don't have option to walk Only for people driving
        Got lost and thank you waze for nothing

      • Arctic PhoenixArctic Phoenix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Whilst Waze would be unsuitable for cross country hikers, those walking on sidewalks could quite easily be the first the spot a traffic collision, road closure, police etc.

        Obviously walkers would need an option not to auto-edit the map because they can safely ignore most direction restrictions, and you don't want their slow walking speed automatically generating a false traffic alert -- plus they'd add so many non-drivable routes that the database would grow 100x at the very least. But, just because they're walking doesn't mean they can't report problems before a car gets there.

        Perhaps do let walkers auto-edit the map, but alter the mapping system to realise that 50+ registered Waze users have walked this way, but nobody has ever driven it... Therefore it's probably not a road but walkers can still take it. This way walkers can still use it to cross a busy city and find out which walking-only-streets are closed due to protests etc.

        Seems short sighted not to build in such a feature. There's plenty of pedestrians visiting a city for the first time who'd want to know how to get round it just the same as any driver would. But I'd understand restricting it to high volume areas so as not to clog up the database with tiny villages that are easy enough to work out from a satellite view.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes it's kind of frustrating using waze without walking directions being that I am catching the bus more often now

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. I don't drive and am Blind so it would be great. I love the app, but really can't use it without walking directions.

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