Add an "Avoid traffic" routing option
I don't mind adding a few minutes to my trip if it means I can keep moving and not get stuck in traffic. Waze already has the data to make this type of routing possible.
Mori Fardin commented
اصلا ویز چرا باید مسیرهای پر ترافیکو انتحاب کنه؟
هم مصرف سوخت بالا میره هم اعصاب راننده بهم میریزه هم هوا گرمه ادم کلافه میشه هم وقت ارزشمند توی ترافیک هدر میره
You have Avoid Highways so you need to also make AVOID TRAFFIC JAMS button or something like that. Guys come on. I don't care if I'm still moving but when I see a 10 mile red line, I don't care if it take 10 more minutes on a back road, as long as I'm still moving. Waze kept trying to take me back on the highway today and it is very frustrating AND very dangerous being distracted by trying to avoid the traffic.
lewis hamilton commented
The best alternative is Google Maps, which is free. Other great apps like Waze are OsmAnd (Freemium, Open Source), MAPS.ME (Free), HERE WeGo (Free) and Organic Maps (Free, Open Source).
Michael Culberson commented
Waze used to be the best app for getting around a city and avoiding traffic. Instead, now Waze is hell bent on routing to the nearest freeway which is rarely the fastest route in cities. Can we have that back please?
How about an avoid heavy traffic option???
Waze often sends me into major congestion because that route will still be faster than alternatives, and every time I get stuck in a cluster-you-know-what of bumper to bumper, I end up more than a little unhappy. I would so much rather you take me home via a route that takes longer and doesn't land me in a 5 mile back up on the interstate!
Granted I could have avoided it if I'd looked at a different traffic research option, but what's the point of having this tool if it can't help us avoid gridlock!
Il serait intéressant de pouvoir choisir un itinéraire ou le vitesse moyenne globale est la plus élevée même si cela ajoute des km ou du temps de parcours. L’idee est de ne pas passer son temps dans les bouchons, même si le trajet est le plus rapide
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It would be nice to have a new navigation option which asks Waze to find another route when there is heavy traffic jam in front of us, even if the alternative route is significantly longer (+ 15 / 20 min). It often happens to me that I prefer to arrive later by taking side little roads, if it's to prevent from having to deal with dead jam…
Linda Elferink commented
Now Waze directs you via the A6a or A6b trough Paris despite all the traffic jams on the Peripherique. Waze should recommend to take the A86.
Different Route Options (Realtime): Your map gives you the option to select different routes in the entry stage but it would be nice to see other route options and the added drive times while you are driving (a Google Drive feature). It is very helpful if you need to change a route on the fly due to traffic or an additional stop.
Karl Paul commented
I only use Waze outside of Rush hour, as it does not pick up on traffic jams effectively enough. I believe that better integration with Google traffic data would be an improvement. I am fed up with being directed into heavy traffic that Waze misses.
Raj K commented
Please! I wish this idea were more popular!
Traffic Circle vs Roundabout. Spell check changed vs to CSU
Either based on Region=United States or with a toggle option set Traffic Circle CSU Roundabout. Google Maps used Traffic Circle in the USA.
Sometimes traffic suddenly backs up and I decide to take the side streets. I wish there was an option to route side streets around the jam.
Christian Passerini commented
Make it so Waze reroutes you around traffic. It used to reroute you around traffic, but it does not anymore.
When routing and a major city is in the route, give the driver the option to avoid the city proper. This will help people who are not familiar with the names/numbers of roads that lead into a major city that Waze may take them on. This would also be great because a driver may want to keep some of the navigation rules but avoid city traffic at all costs. Example: Last night Waze brought me INTO DC rather than going around it on one of the major highways. That is NEVER a faster route especially for someone who doesn't know the city and doesn't want to drive there...ever....but gets stuck doing so at night in the rain (still rather upset at Waze for that). There are just some cities people would rather avoid at all costs than drive through.
RUE RAMELET MOUDY
NE PAS DÉVIER la circulation vers RUE RAMELET MOUNDY et ALLÉE DES VITARELLES à Toulouse 31100 circulation très Très encombrée à partir de 17h00 Gros gros bouchons
Niel Agneessens commented
In my neighbourhood, there is a street where there is a traffic jam every day to get to the highway.There are 2 other routes that are just as short an nobody uses them. Is there a possibility to change the algoritm so that it recommends these other routes easier when there is a traffic jam?
I commute over an hour each way every weekday. There are MANY times when I hit a jam. If I just knew the area better, I could jump off the highway, weave my way through some neighborhoods and circumvent the backup. Enter the "Get Me Outta Here!" button. This button understands that I need an immediate detour and calculates some best routes, even through neighborhoods.