Add gates to the map that can be opened, or closed, for each individual wazer
Every private installation currently has two, or more, roles (employee/visitor/secret/resident/etc) that are often poorly understood by the map editors. Currently, editors are forced to choose one role then use various segment types to direct wazers to the gate(s) used by that role. For example, in a gated neighborhood we might set the public entrance to local street while all of the resident-only entrances are private road.
This idea is to have WME support a gate icon that could be dropped onto a segment. These gates would then be visible on the app's map as buttons which a wazer could select to toggle the gate between open and closed. Please note that the gate's status (open/closed) is specific to each individual wazer.
If all gates are, by default, closed then the routing software would apply an additional penalty to a gated segment unless the wazer whose route is being planned has indicated that that specific gate is open.
Going back to the previously mentioned gated community, using gates every entrance would be switched to local street with a gate icon on every entrance except those allowing visitors to enter. In the default state, this would result in everyone being routed through the visitor entrance. However, a resident seeing a closed gate icon while using a resident-only entrance could toggle that gate to open. In the future, waze would then route that resident through either the visitor or the open resident-only entrance.
At the moment, that would be possible by assigning parking lots for visitors vs. residents. The driver would need to know to search for the correct parking lot (the person inviting the guest would typically need to tell the invitee about it.)