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  1. [Request] Allow to make streets two way temporarily

    Allow to make streets two way temporarily, like closures, but the other way around.
    Sometimes construction works require you to open another street and turns. And you cannot do this in time by editing map. You can close the streets, but you cant OPEN the streets for some time. I mean one way or with restricted turns.
    So we need an option to temporarily bypass one way setting and closed turns penalty. This may be called Openers :)

    By: Olestas
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=194260

    191 votes
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    Currently not planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. A true support for bilingual countries

    I noticed that Waze doesn't approach bilingual countries just like GMM does.
    For example, in GMM, we can write multiple names for the same road in 2 different languages and based on the user's current phone language chosen, the map changes accordingly.
    Unfortunately that doesn't happen in Waze, we are stuck in 1 language only, even if we add "Alternative" name.

    Here in Kuwait, we use both Arabic and English (Even street signs are written in both Arabic and English) , in Google Maps we are having no problems since most of the roads in the map are written in…

    163 votes
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    9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. UR Reply via Email

    This is slightly outside the scope of WME Beta, but in general about our ability to provide a better service for end users.

    Allow users to reply to URs via email. Many support systems allow this, and in most cases, the process is fairly simple. The process might be as follows:

    • User submits a request/issue from the app while they drive
    • We (editors) get a pin on the map with submitted details as before
    • User gets an email with a unique response email address (something like 8766123133@requests.waze.com)
    • User gets instructions on how to view the map issue they submitted
    154 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey jangliss,

    Thank you very much for this detailed suggestion.
    Currently there is a lot of work around communication between the WME and the client (the app), to find how best should be handled.

    We will do our best to share some more details about it in the near future.

    At this point this is currently not planned, and therefore won’t move to our back log.

    If any thing in this direction will be changed, we will update accordingly.

    Best,
    Hezi

  4. BUS/Motorcycle Lane

    Add the option to mark a lane as a BUS lane.

    If we have 3 lanes -> Turn left | Front | BUS

    We cannot give exact information to the user, because we can only show 2 lanes, because we cannot display the BUS to not mislead the driver.

    In Portugal, motorcycles can ride on the BUS lane, so it also helped motorbike drivers a lot

    131 votes
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  5. Connect an Advertising Pin to its Place on the WME

    Very often it happens that advertising pins are not placed in the correct place on the map, which leads to routing errors. It would be very useful to be able to link these Pins to the corresponding Place entered by the editors in the correct place in the WME, so that the routing to these destinations works correctly. (as we already do for the link to Places on Google Maps).

    82 votes
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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey!

    Thank you for this great suggestion.

    We currently have an internal process in place to address this issue, and therefore won’t be developed as a feature in the WME.

    If you encounter any issue with advertised location. Please let your coordinators know about it, and they will inform the SCM, so we will be able to check this.

    Best,
    Hezi

  6. URs should show anonymized but user-unique handle for reporter

    The current 100% anonymity of UR reporters makes it impossible for editors to detect reporting patterns of specific Wazers. If URs showed a fully anonymized but user-unique handle for the reporter, editors could identify problematic or abusive patterns. This would save editors time and energy, and allow them easily to report such patterns to community leadership or to Waze for potential action.

    Specifically, editors have long suspected that certain Wazers may: (1) repeatedly flag an issue, or a kind of issue, on which they refuse to accept the editing community's past analysis; (2) submit multiple URs for no clear reason,…

    57 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you to all who submitted and voted for this suggestion, however it is currently not planned due to PII issues associated with tracking URs in this manner. Please make sure to include the UR ID when reporting abusers on the map so that Staff can properly track the case. Often times we are unable to investigate due to no longer having the UR ID once the UR is closed and deleted.

  7. Improve segment selection on mobile

    Hello,

    Could you improve the segment selection on Mobile and Tablet?
    The selection of a segment is already not easy ...
    This could be good in addition to being able to easily select several segments, or multi selection, on mobile and tablet.

    For example, very useful for urgent closure requests made without a permalink and the Team Closure editor is not in front of a PC (and the editor providing the information is on the road at the same time).

    Best regards

    52 votes
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  8. Practice mode in WME while logged in

    As far as I know, after logging into the WME, the user cannot enter practice mode anymore.
    I suggest that besides "Default mode" and "Event mode", there will be "Practice mode" that will enable anyone to go into the practice mode directly even when already logged in. This might be useful for anyone who wants to try to edit in order to test something or to illustrate some edit option (and take a snapshot of it), and also it is suggested to enable entrance into the tutorial videos from there.

    50 votes
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  9. Only allow editing of road shield if you can edit the segment

    I know, and have no issues with, that if you add/change a road shield on a segment it will add/change the road shield to every segment with the same streetID (same street name, city, state, country combination) no matter where it is (even if you you don't have edit rights in the area)

    My issue is that I should not be able to go to an area, state, country that I have ZERO edit rights in and add/change their road shields.

    My suggestion is that when you select a segment, if you can't make a normal edit to that segment,…

    31 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hey,
    Thank you for this suggestion.

    Currently we won’t move forward with this suggestions as road-shields are assigned to streets and not to segments, which has higher benefit in the mapping process.

    If a user have editing rights to one of the segments on a street he/ she will be able to assign the road shield .

    Best,
    Hezi

  10. Add Stop Signs in WME for routing

    I would love if you could make it where we can add stop signs to the WME to be apart of routing. Just like what you guys did with the lanes feature. I saw Apple Maps already has this and would be cool to be added to Waze also.

    25 votes
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  11. Editing permissions - change request

    I suggest to chane some editing pernissions as follows (the current required level is given in parenthisis):

    1. Giving a "narrow street" road type to a segment: 3 (1)
    2. Entering a TBR / TBTR (this includes difficult turn and toll road designation): 3 (1)
    3. Enter a turn instruction override: 3 (1)
    4. Delete a segment that someone else created: 3 (2)
    5. Create a new MTE: 4 (1)
    6. View RTC details (view only): 1 (4)
    7. View of house numbers: 1 (2)
    22 votes
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  12. Types of electronic toll

    As you know, if you plan a route through highways containing segments with the option “electronic toll” enabled, a time penalty will be added to the final estimated time of route. (3 minutes for each electronic toll, right?)

    Here in Portugal we have 2 different types of electronic toll:

    -> Type 1 - You need to reduce speed (Electronic reader) or stop (Manual ticket) to cross the toll.
    -> Type 2 - You don’t need to reduce speed or stop to cross the toll.

    So there should be a time penalty on type 1 but not on type 2, but…

    19 votes
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  13. A place with an expiration date

    I would like to suggest adding an expiration date to a place. When the expiration data is reached the place deletes it self from the map. This option is good for places such as events like weddings, parties, sports tournament etc..
    Today, many such places which their event date passed exist on the map and nobody remembers to delete them and the map gets loaded.
    The expiration date default would be of course - No expiration so that new places would not be deleted.
    Such an option is already implemented in Map comments.

    By: reuvenirony
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=276125

    19 votes
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  14. Link points POI to an Area POI

    Hi guys,

    The idea is to link points POI to a Area POI.
    For example, linking stores in a Mall or linking a company office in a building.
    It's also to avoid this kind of editions : https://www.waze.com/editor?env=row&lon ... 157&zoom=6.
    I think this will help editors to determinate which stores or companies are present in a Mall/building and help user to use the right entry to go to shopping or working.
    It will be a plus if you can also link, a point POI entry on an Area POI entry.

    by Ardillon42
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=278179

    6 votes
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  15. Enable Undo after Save

    It happened to me a couple of times. I deleted and element, clicked Save, and then understood it wasn't the element I meant to delete.

    It would be great to enable undo changes that have been just saved.

    by lg1992
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=287860

    3 votes
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  16. Parking Lots: Show Payment Types only when needed

    Please consider showing the 11 payment types checkboxes only when the "Cost" dropdown has "Low", "Moderate" or "Expensive" selected.

    This will help you to have consistent information too: For example, what does it mean that a free parking log accepts Credit Cards as a payment type?

    by bedo2991
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=275529

    3 votes
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  17. Vehicle restricted closures

    Now: the closures are for all vehicles.

    SUG: possibility of applying a closure for a certain type of vehicle and not for others, for example: closures only for taxis.

    Idea by brooha40
    Link to the original suggestion in beta forum:
    https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=302017

    3 votes
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  18. Moderation to merge Places

    It is not allowed to merge places with lock larger that your level.
    Could stay pending for moderation?

    by ErsonSergio
    Link to original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=274330

    2 votes
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  19. Clean restrictions type

    Hi

    Now that restrictions are limited to actual supported vehicules, can data be cleaned in those actives?

    Truck, coach... are visible but can't be deleted.

    Hope I'm clear enough :D

    Thanks

    by JohnDoe75
    Link to the original suggestion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1525&t=300443

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this suggestion, but we won’t move forward. with it.

    We left these in order to avoid deleting data that the editors worked on. This way, if we will support these in the future, the data will still be there.
    The data, as said, is not interfering with the app.

    Thanks,
    Hezi

  20. Recommend change link for Parking Lot Operator Fixes

    The "Add an operator to the list" link under parking lot operator selection makes it sound like you can only add new operator names.

    Once you go to the link you see that the form is actually for more than additions; "Use this form to add, delete or replace parking lot operators that will be shown in the Client."

    Recommend changing "Add an operator to the list" to the following "Operator list change suggestion". If you want a second line "(Add, Delete, Merge, or Spelling Correction)". This is more descriptive of what the form can actually do.

    by subs5
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