Avoid a specific road
I've seen a number of posts regarding this, and myself have wanted this on various occasions for a number of different reasons. The alternatives (avoid highway, avoid toll, avoid dirt) are useful in many cases, but there are also many cases where they simply don't serve the actual need.
For example, this reddit post (https://www.reddit.com/r/waze/comments/6vfd6m/can_i_stop_waze_from_rerouting_or_select_a/) is from a user that wants to specifically avoid the Capital Beltway (I-495). Not because it's a highway, and not because of a perceived inability for Waze to determine traffic, but just as a personal preference. As another example, sometimes when driving through D.C. or Baltimore, I find myself wanting to avoid certain local roads at night time, specifically ones where the street lights are not working. There are many personal preference reasons one might have to want to avoid a specific road! And hearing things like "you can use this other option" is usually not helpful, because the asker of the question has already explored the menu and found those options!
There are a couple ways this could be presented to the user. In the settings menu, I could see a list of roads you want to avoid, and a button to add a road, which takes you to the map, possible with a search option. Maybe when navigating the map normally, one of the things a long-press gets you is the ability to mark a road to avoid. Maybe when you are presented with a list of directions, you can swipe away a turn to indicate you don't want to go onto that road, and you're then asked "this trip only / this and all future trips?"
This is getting long-winded. It suffices to say I've thought about this a lot and would like to see this feature. Thanks for reading.
John Hurst commented
On my commute, there is a road that cuts diagonally through Phoenix (Grand Ave) that looks like it would be a great route to take. Wave thinks so too. In fact, it is a great route... unless a train is nearby -- in which case entire intersections are stopped. So, free-flowing traffic can, in an instant, turn into a 15 minute (or longer) delay with no notice.
julio cesar commented
I whant the feature because the app aways senda me to a high accident rate highway and o want tô avoid It
Narmo F. commented
to improve waze, it would be ideal to have the possibility of choosing or not a new route proposed because of traffic jams or any other event with to help us in the choice, the difference between time and kilometers between the initial route and the one proposed. Thanks
Bonjour, pour améliorer waze, ce serait idéal d'avoir la possibilité de choisir ou pas un nouvel itinéraire proposé à cause d'embouteillage ou tout autre évènement avec pour nous aider dans le choix, la différence entre de temps et de kilomètres entre l' itinéraire initial et celui proposé. Merci
Hola, para mejorar waze, seria ideal tener la posibilidad de elegir o no una nueva ruta propuesta por atascos o cualquier otro evento con para ayudarnos en la elección, la diferencia de tiempo y kilómetros entre la ruta inicial y la uno propuso. Gracias
Narmo F. commented
to improve waze, it would be ideal to have the possibility of choosing or not a new route proposed because of traffic jams or any other event with to help us in the choice, the difference between time and kilometers between the initial route and the one proposed.
pour améliorer waze, ce serait idéal d'avoir la possibilité de choisir ou pas un nouvel itinéraire proposé à cause d'embouteillage ou tout autre évènement avec pour nous aider dans le choix, la différence entre de temps et de kilomètres entre l' itinéraire initial et celui proposé.
para mejorar waze, seria ideal tener la posibilidad de elegir o no una nueva ruta propuesta por atascos o cualquier otro evento con para ayudarnos en la elección, la diferencia de tiempo y kilómetros entre la ruta inicial y la uno propuso. Gracias
Ed Herlihy commented
I drive from Massachusetts to Florida and back a couple of times per year. I absolutely WILL NOT drive over the GW Bridge in New York - EVER! The road leading up to it is horrible, traffic is ALWAYS horrendous, and the toll is exorbitant. Instead, I will drive over the Cumo (formerly Tappan Zee) Bridge to get to my destination. Unfortunately, this requires that I add a stop in Nyack, NY when using Waze. I have to do similar gymnastics to avoid Baltimore/Washington beltways.
Why can I not simply drop an "X" over the roads that I don't ever want to travel, and have Waze route me efficiently without using these roads.
This is such an essential feature in a navigation system that it's simply baffling it's not implemented. I could probably brainstorm for several hours, coming up with different valid use-cases faster than I could type them. Eg:
- Road is closed, but the closure is not reported in Waze. Hence it always tries to reroute me onto the closed route. It happened twice on a 500km trip in western europe just yesterday.
- Road looks like a shortcut to Waze, but out of experience, I know that there's house construction or waste collecting going on at a given time, and Waze is not fast enough to update the random complete blockage it causes by the time I get there.
- There's a bug in the planning algorithm which makes it switch back and forth between a nonsensical route and the correct route just a few hundred meters around where I live. Banning the nonsensical one would eliminate the constant switching and beeping.
- There are two parallel roads too close together, which makes waze unsure whether there is congestion on one or both of them. One of these roads is a trap, meaning that you cannot escape from it for a long section once you chose to take it. If waze guesses incorrectly, my route is ruined. Banning the risky road solves the issue and makes the algorithm find more alternative routes.
- Road is not closed yet, but I know it will be closed due to eg. presidents' motorcade by the time I get there. Waze doesn't know or doesn't updates the closure in time, and doesn't offer me alternatives
... I could go on for hours really. These were just a few use-cases from a few weeks period which happened to me.
Darren Story commented
Option to exclude B & C roads from route options and changes in route. Unless final destination is on a B or C road, in which case this should be alerted at time of selection.
Philippe Parré commented
Sortant de l'A89 empruntant la D709 direction Bergerac (24100) les automobilistes et gros camions pour rejoindre Perigueux, prennent la D4E3 puis la Route du chai, puis la route du Lardeau, puis le chemin des Essarts, puis la D 107 pour enfin rejoindre la route de Perigueux. Il faut supprimer cet itinéraire absolument car c'est devenu invivable et très dangereux vu l'étroitesse des routes. merci d'avance de permettre d'éviter un accident et la détérioration de notre vie rurale et paisible sans parler de l'état des routes que les camions et les voitures détériorent.
John Artemis commented
It's crazy but avoiding specific roads was available on the old first made GPS units like Garmin but they are not available years later with this technology?
meme probleme pour la rn10 et a13. tous les lundi, je voudrais les éviter car ils sont soient fermés soit des travaux provoquent un fort ralentissement. la fonction proposée serait fort utile
Must have feature
Debra Thompson commented
Yes! Please allow the option to avoid specific roads
Mark Jones commented
Waze keeps trying to get me to use I66 which is the worst route available to me. It is often dangerous. Please a way to say never use this road would be great.
Sheila Carlon commented
When traveling West on I-70 DO NOT take an alternate route that takes you on Golden Gate Canyon, Robinson Hill and Douglas Mountain Drive as suggested - it is treacherous and during snow storms numerous cars go off the road. It is steep with no guardrails. Bad choice to take this route!
Brent Schatz commented
Waze keeps trying to take me down one of the worst roads in Texas. Myakawa in South Houston. I have already got two flat tires and a bent rim from this road and there is no way to avoid this road using Waze. I have to ignore Waze and drive around and Waze keeps telling me do u-turns the whole time.
I need to be able to avoid any road, not just toll roads.
Robert Lund commented
There’s a very sharp downhill bend with a 100ft drop, if you go over the edge it’s curtains - I would very much like to permanently avoid this location!
Zoltán Rajowski commented
Yes. It would be very helpful if I could blacklist specific roads where I would
never want to be routed. There are many issues with the maps.
Sometimes it tries to lead me through permanently closed roads or mud-roads (even though it is not allowed in settings) or just bad quality paving or too tight.
A blacklist would give me a tool to manually correct these problems for myself.
Currently when choosing routes it show 3 "best routes" sometimes it needed to disable / "unlike" one or more of the routes and it will be great to receive another route instead of disabled one. Sometimes especially when the route is jammed there is more than 3 possible routes to navigate throw, but waze don't give this options so you need to guess what happening in unshown route.
הדס אייזיק commented
I saw a few posts that discus about avoiding roads but from what i've understand the option is to report those roads as dangerouse roads
but, as a user of waze, there are some roads that i would personally wont want to drive in and it is just for my own reasons. so in this case, it doesn't make any sense to report them as dangerous because they are not, and i dont want other drivers to think that they are.
for an example, on my way from home to work there are 2 paid rouds one after the other, and i only want to go through the second one. if i will choose to avoid paid roads, waze will avoid the second one, and without avoiding the paid roads, waze will suggest go through both of them. and they both not dangerous.
i have many more examples
i think that alot of peaople will see this feature usefull
sorry for my english.
Alexandre Lima commented
Um filtro para eu botar ruas que nunca quero passar e o GPS sempre calcular por outras ruas paralelas. As vezes o GPS me jogar em umas ruas que tem subidas terríveis ou muitos buracos e quebra molas e gostaria de uma "lista negra" para eu botar essas ruas e o GPS nunca calcular o caminho com elas.