I commute daily on my motorcycle in the Bau Area, CA. I run Waze on a handlebar mount so I can get road alerts. I can't help but think that since land splitting/sharing is allowed, I am skewing the drive time data by moving faster then normal traffic. A motorcycle mode would allow me to receive traffic reports without pushing false data to 90% of the drivers out there.
Thank you for your suggestion! As you may know, Waze already has Motorcycle Mode included in the app. To change your vehicle type, tap Settings > Car Details > Vehicle type.
I try that mode, hoping to use Waze during my motorcycle trip during weekends, but the road suggestion doesn't offer curved road, like other motorcycle Trip planner application. Motorcycle during their vacation time, want to avoid hudge highway, and like mountain, curved,... Having that option would be nice. Or we can import GPX file from competitor applications in Waze to benefit their expertise, and yours as well
Michael Simpson commented
I'm not certain how to enable motorcycle mode. The original author is correct about CA lane splitting. Another issue is that on a motorcycle, it is difficult to aver confirm or deny alerts. We just ride by as our gloves tend not to work with the phone touch displays. I have a pad that is supposed to help, but it is pretty marginal.
When a user starts Waze, if Waze has seen moto mode before, it should ask from the onset if this is a motorcycle trip.
I utilized the motorcycle mode yesterday as soon as I updated the program. Great job on not constantly trying to reroute around traffic! Is it possible however to make the ETA somewhat more realistic? I left work at 5:30 pm for a 22 mile commute home. Using the Car Mode, the ETA was 59 minutes. When I switch to motorcycle mode it showed 22 minutes! I ride this every day and know that it takes more between 32 and 38 minutes depending on the amount of lane splitting required. Even the fastest lane splitter I know could never have done the commute in 22 minutes! Maybe the calculation could be 20 mph faster than the average reported speed up to 50, then utilize the average speed? Could be much more realistic and let me utilize the motorcycle mode while still giving my family a good estimate of my ETA. Just some thoughts. Thanks