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  1. Remove the inert speed field from Red Light Cameras in WME

    As I was informed by staff today that the speed field in RLCs have no effect on the app behavior at all anymore. Furthermore any effects they did have were a bug. "We recently fixed a bug that was triggering the red light cameras' TTS based on the speed field added there. This behavior shouldn't be based on speed, so I highly suggest you create a suggestion on UserVoice for removing this field."
    Therefore i recommend removing the speed field from red light cameras entirely in WME. There is already a separate discussion and work being done on the possibility…

    109 votes
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  2. Closing URs that are no more in your editing area

    I can edit the area of a UR when I first answer it because it is in my edit area. But sometimes I do reach the expiry date of the editing area in the middle of working on this UR. Because of that, I can't even close the UR I started working on.
    It would be great if there will be an option to close a UR you started working on even if this UR is now outside of your editing area.

    21 votes
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  3. Events: additional tickbox "event needs push notification"

    Requesting push notifications for events through the editors' community still doesn't work very well and is not rewarding.

    Now contributors get a notification if their event was published by Waze staff but they get no notification about the event being reviewed at first. If Waze decided to not send a notification, the contributor doesn't get to know the reason, nor the information that the decision has been made!

    When I enter major events I -as a local member- often know that they have a high impact on traffic in the near area.

    I suggest adding a tickbox to clearly show…

    22 votes
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  4. Add keyboard shortcuts for setting a voice prompt override when a turn is selected

    Please allow setting the turn override with a keyboard shortcut, when the turn popup is shown.

    Define a set of shortcuts for all possible values (or at least for the main common ones, continue, turn left, turn right, u-turn)
    You can show them on the dropdown, so that people know what key to use.
    Example: https://ibb.co/hHZsXtM

    This would save a lot of clicks (and would more likely prevent mistakes of setting the opposite direction) in particular when setting them over roundabouts.

    10 votes
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  5. Update UR Categories the same as the App

    Would like to match app problem descriptions with those presented in WME URs.

    For example: UR's that come in for 'Wrong Driving Directions' (what the App says)
    Show in WME as 'Improper / Poor navigation instruction'

    Having that changed to 'Wrong Driving Directions' will help with editors looking at responses and what to select for a default/1st response to a user.

    21 votes
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  6. Blocking the creation of an item if the corresponding layer is inactive

    Editors frequently create an item, such as a Parking Place, only to realise later that there was already a Place at the same location. The initial Place was not visible because the "Place layer" was inactive.
    WME does not allow creating closures when the Closure layer is inactive.
    The same logic should apply for other types of items, perhaps all items.

    65 votes
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  7. Draw City Boundaries More Accurately

    Currently City Boundary layers are not drawn precisely, which can result in the wrong city name being displayed to users in the app. I continue to get URs on this regularly in my area.
    This issue seems to be seen commonly when cities are divided by an undulating river. Users should not be shown that they are in a city that they are not in. The system to "draw" the city layer should rely on more data points to draw a more accurate city layer. I will attach screenshots to show this more clearly.

    https://www.waze.com/en-US/editor?env=usa&lon=-122.59338&lat=49.19848&zoom=2

    https://imgur.com/V9kFFp4
    Incorrect city "Maple Ridge"…

    15 votes
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  8. Wildlife Collision Hazard Areas

    Wildlife, especially deer, are a significant hazard to drivers in many parts of the world. Collisions with deer account for one to two million insurance claims each year in the US alone. While wildlife on the roadway is harder to anticipate than other hazards, authorities do know of specific areas, times of year, and times of day that drivers are at increased risk of collision. Please let us mark these hazard areas (with the times of year and times of day they should be "active" to avoid hazard-alert fatigue) to communicate this risk to drivers. Both drivers and wildlife will…

    12 votes
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  9. Need options for Unit/Apt/Space/Suite/Building numbers on addresses and RPPs

    I am seeing more and more large apartment/condominium/business complexes with multiple buildings all sharing one street address, and am more frequently getting URs about incorrect addresses because of it. Note, that the designation need to be alphanumeric.

    19 votes
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  10. Allow hyphenated house numbers in RPPs

    In my AM in Iowa there are several neighborhoods that have hyphenated house numbers. Here's an example: https://beta.waze.com/editor?env=usa&lat=42.40782&lon=-91.76381&zoom=6 Since they are on a private road RPPs should be used but can't be because hyphens are not permitted.

    14 votes
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  11. Conditional lane guidance

    There are many cases in highways where there is an on-ramp shortly followed by an off-ramp. In those cases, the right lane/s serve for those who get on the HW from the on-ramp, as well as those who get off the HW on the off-ramp.
    A wazer that gets on the HW from the on-ramp and has to continue on the HW should get lane guidance to go onto the left lanes when approachng the next junction of the off-ramp, otherwise, he might continue on the right lanes and get off the HW.
    A wazer that comes on the HW…

    32 votes
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  12. Ability to submit PUR's outside of your editing area.

    I would love to be able to submit PUR's for places outside of my editing area. As I sometimes see places that have incorrect data that needs to be updated but not always an editor in that area is aware. Rather than PM them on the forums it would be more efficent to just submit a PUR for that place. Currently you can only do it in your own unlocked Area..

    12 votes
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  13. Allow moving nodes inside Junction Boxes

    Junction Boxes currently prevent moving the location of nodes inside them, which means that geometry edits often need JBs to be deleted and recreated.

    16 votes
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  14. Allow sending Update Requests closing message when the map update succeeds

    Send the UR closing message to the user when the map really gets updated (contains all changes up to the UR "closing" time).

    Some things may get fixed immediately (by adding a closure or updating a place), most things require a map update. That means that we always have to write stuff like "in few days/after the next map update, the problem will be fixed".

    Maybe a third button like this:
    "Mark as Solved"
    "Solve on map update" <-
    "Mark as not identified"

    When the second button gets clicked a form opens when I can write a message to the…

    18 votes
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  15. Make Pedestrian Boardwalk / Non-routable Pedestrian Path the default pedestrian segment type

    As the map matures and junior editors look for ways to contribute to the map that is increasingly locked down, I am seeing a lot more use of the pedestrian segment types. The overwhelming majority are entered as Walking Trail (Routable Pedestrian Path) as these editors do not understand the implications this has on routing. As the vast majority of cases for pedestrian segment types calls for non-routable paths, I would like to see newly created pedestrian segments start out as Pedestrian Boardwalk instead of Walking Trail.

    15 votes
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  16. Allow closure creation in "Current live map/snapshot" mode

    At the moment, it is no longer possible to add a closure to a segment you have removed or split up, even though this segment is still being used live in the app. If it were possible to add closures in the snapshot mode (recently renamed to "Current live map"), even with a strict time limit, our life would become a lot easier during road works.

    At the moment, we need to apply segment restrictions, wait for the map update, remove the closure, make our changes, wait for the map update and then probably add new closures. If we can…

    28 votes
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  17. Allow House Names to be added/editable in RRPs

    In the UK, houses can be named instead of numbered. This is very common in rural parts of the country.

    When an App user adds a Residential Place they can add in House Names within the address field. When the Residential Place Update Request reaches WME, we can approve the PUR, but once it's been saved, we cannot edit it due to the restriction WME puts on the Address field (numbers only with letter suffixes). We can't even move the RRP, the only thing we can do is delete it.

    This request is to allow House Names to be added…

    17 votes
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  18. Navigate to place point by address

    As we've added more parking lot roads to shopping centers wazers have become accustomed to being directed to a specific store when they search by name. As a result, they are reporting navigation errors when navigating by address results in a stop point on the road in front of the stopping center. This is particularly bad when the route has to circle around the shopping center to reach the house number.

    To work around this, we've taken to adding both a PP and a RPP when a store in a shopping center has a unique address.

    It would be great…

    14 votes
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  19. Enforce better minimum segment lengths

    WME currently allows segment lengths down to 1 m. However, editors are told that Waze will not measure traffic speeds accurately over such short segments and that mapping them could degrade the end-user experience. Different regions may have different recommendations for minimum segment length, but if anybody knows the best minimum length, it should be Waze itself. If Waze will not function properly with extremely short segment lengths, then WME should not allow them.

    24 votes
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  20. Vocalize speed limit when speed limit changes.

    I realize Waze can show the speed limit on screen and alert when a user goes over the speed limit, but the app does not make any kind of auditory alert when there is a speed limit change (ex: “The speed limit is now 70 MPH”)

    Such an alert would be useful because if a driver could know that the speed limit has been, say, raised from 60 to 65, he or she can then drive faster sooner. It might otherwise take 5 or 10 minutes before the driver notices the speed limit was raised - by seeing this on…

    21 votes
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