Massachusetts

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Information related to using Waze in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Cities and Towns

There are 351 Cities and Towns in the state. See Massachusetts Cities and Towns for proper naming information.

Major Roads

See Road names/USA, Road types/USA and xxxx Roads By Type

Landmarks

Landmarks in Massachusetts should follow the guidelines from the state of Connecticut until the national standards are complete.

Major Construction Projects

See the xxxx forum for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.

Special Roads

Alleys

  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private"
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.

Non-Drivable Roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types.

It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.

Time Restricted Turns

Time restrictions for turns and segments are enabled. Please check for both types before making changes.

Speed / Red Light Cameras

Neither Speed or Red Light Cameras are legal in the State of Massachusetts.

Speed Cameras

Do not exist and should be deleted from the map.

Red Light Cameras

Do not exist and should be deleted from the map.

Other Camera Types

All cameras in Massachusetts are for traffic control only. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and should not be mapped.

How to Identify Cameras.

To Do List

Want to help out with the map in Massachusetts? Check out the To Do List. (May be out of date.)

Mapping Resources

Forum

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
AndyPoms Statewide
Mostly Western MA
Connecticut based USA Country Manager, covers Massachusetts as well PM
Level 5 Country Managers (Massachusetts Based)
UserX
Level 4 Area Managers
Scott_h New Bedford AM, Boston to Worcester editor MetroWest based PM
UserY
Level 3 Area Managers
Panther 37 Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties (Cape Cod and Islands) Colorado Springs based. Grew up on Cape Cod. Manages Colorado Springs area also PM

If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Massachusetts, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Massachusetts, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).