Single Lane with/without passing places
In the UK, we have a large number of narrow two way roads which are often only the width of a single vehicle. You can often meet oncoming traffic head-on with no easy way of passing unless one driver decides to reverse. Either that, or at best, you both end up with scratched paintwork.
Waze has no way of knowing which roads are narrow, so will often route along this type of road. Many of us would prefer to take a longer route to avoid this type of road.
I suggest that within WME we have a tickbox option of "narrow road with/without passing places".
Then, within the app, the user will have an option to avoid this type of road, just as they do with toll roads, motorways, etc.
I have suggested this at the last two UK conferences, both times with reasonable support from other delegates, but thus far, Waze has ignored this popular suggestion.
Mark Helingoe commented
Absolutely agree, it is the biggest issue with Waze.
Glenn Cotton commented
Also agree whole heartedly. One thing that has not been mentioned is that you have to drive much slower on these roads than the speed limit for them. This means that it can (and often does) take you longer to reach your destination than if you had stayed on the main roads on a longer route.
Simon Walker commented
Very much agree as you can also come head to head with a local farmer's tractor which can be a right PITA as even small passing places where you could get two cars just about past each other can be impossible to use with a tractor
Richard King commented
Several minutes of contained terror Monday, driving my LHD down a single-track road in Bucks! Luckily, from the grass growing in the middle, I was the first user this month ;-)
GPS (from the Coyote) 51.847170, -0.357758
Wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion. As ChrisC says, if your destination is on one of those roads, then Waze has no choice; but, ordinarily, I don't want to be routed along narrow roads if I can avoid it.
IRL, some UK roads are marked as "Not Suitable for HGVs" - but many such roads are only barely suitable for ordinary cars.
Yes this would be a major improvement. Recently Waze sent me down miles of country lanes. Initially they were ok but after 5 miles became very narrow with very few passing places. At one point I had 2 vehicles behind me and we met 6 vehicles coming the other, luckily there was a farm entrance which allowed us to get past each other. That situation was very close to being grid-locked. Being faced with reversing back along narrow roads with deep muddy ditches is very unpleasant. I really dislike those kind of routes. So I would like an option to avoid single-track roads or narrow roads with passing places. Obviously the routing algorithm would need to allow their use if your destination was actually on one of those roads, and in this case hopefully would give the minimum distance on the narrow roads required to reach that place.