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.
I would love this option! I really hope Waze introduces this.
Patrick Pearson commented
Still experiencing this problem in Sussex UK in July 2023. Got stuck on single track road with traffic approaching from opposite direction and no passing spaces. On return journey I found a safer larger road option without delays, so I had to ignore Waze directions. I am a big fan, but PLEASE sort out this problem and give UK users an option to avoid these compromising routes. I see users have been reporting the problem since 2017! Thank you.
Anna Tait commented
Paul Bonehill commented
This needs to be sorted, I've noticed this was mentioned back 2017!!! Its crazy and highly dangerous been sent down roads that are meant for cars only farm traffic. Someone is going to get seriously injured. Just add a button to remove single/farm track road ASAP
Chris O'Prey commented
This is always an issue where I live - to the point where I need to ignore Waze to stay on the main roads! PLEASE fix this!
Renato de Tullio commented
YES YES YES please do it !!!! It is indispensable
Elaine Letchford commented
Just had a nightmare trip in Yorkshire where to save seconds Waze took us down a livestock only route with no passing area, then onto a grass track overrun with sheep before we could rejoin the main road !!
David Marshall commented
Agree. At least have a option to avoid single track roads/farm tracks
Alex Cusdin commented
PLEASE FIX THIS. Sick of being sent down barely passable single track roads. Let me have an option to avoid these.
Mark Wilkinson commented
yes, yes yes. We need this feature
Paul Randolfi commented
100 percent agree 👍
Gerald Read commented
Totally agree it was a nightmare for me at 2.00am getting to work narrow roads should not be allowed I would sooner drive 10 miles out of the way than use horse and cart roads that were made in the 1800s
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.