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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

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, please put a walk mode option... and call it Walk This Waze and hire Steven Tyler to be the voice! -Cheryl Montes

      • gameplayaidgameplayaid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not a bad idea. It is especially useful when trying to walk back to your car. Though if Google is tracking where you park maybe it is less necessary.

      • Cindy SchwimerCindy Schwimer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A walking mode is a must!!!! I was routed in circles while in Amsterdam because there are so many one way streets. Very frustrating!!!

      • bob Bbob B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I totally agree. I have tried to use WAZE when I was walking in New York City.......but it tried to route me using one way streets as required by a car but not required as a pedestrian.

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