minimize left turns across traffic
In urban areas making left turns onto a busy street without a traffic light or 4 way stop can be difficult and add minutes. Ways should have a navigation option to minimize that. By contrast right turns onto traffic and left turns off of heavy traffic roads are awesome
Thanks for your feedback. At this time, this doesn't fit on our roadmap, but we'll keep it in mind for future product planning.
Misha Syeed commented
In major cities (Los Angeles in my case), turning left onto or crossing a major street from a smaller one that is unprotected by a traffic light creates a major slow-down in a Wazer's route and can be dangerous. However, at times of zero-traffic, or in less populous cities, I have seen the benefit first hand.
Perhaps strongly disfavor navigation of this kind when the apparent vehicle load of the target road/crossed road is sufficiently greater than that of the source road.
Or perhaps carefully analyze how long that particular left turn/cross takes Wazers on average to complete in those traffic conditions and stop recommending the slower ones. (After all, some minor streets ARE protected by a light, and those are still useful.)
Jeff Montero commented
In LA it can take forever to make a left turn so I try to avoid them whenever possible but often Waze seems to like me making tons of them when only one is necessary (and the difference in time is minimal). Can we limit the left turns?