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==== Arkansas-Specific Guidance on Special Roads ====
  
=== Dirt (unpaved/gravel) roads ===
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===== Alleys =====
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These are mapped as a Parking Lot Road only if the alley leads to more than one address (businesses or residences) or is a named street. Otherwise, alleys are not mapped.
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===== Non-Drivable Roads =====
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Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it is not mapped. Waze is a driving app, not a pedestrian, bicycle, or flying app.
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===== Dirt (unpaved/gravel) roads =====
  
 
The USA Standard ([[Road_types/USA#FC_cross_reference|matrix table]]) does not specify how to set unpaved road segments, so we define that here. Unpaved roads may or may not be classified in the states' functional classification system. If they are, set the road type according to the functional classification. If they are not, set the road type to Dirt Road / 4x4 Trail.
 
The USA Standard ([[Road_types/USA#FC_cross_reference|matrix table]]) does not specify how to set unpaved road segments, so we define that here. Unpaved roads may or may not be classified in the states' functional classification system. If they are, set the road type according to the functional classification. If they are not, set the road type to Dirt Road / 4x4 Trail.

Revision as of 00:42, 4 March 2015



Arkansas-Specific Guidance on Special Roads

Alleys

These are mapped as a Parking Lot Road only if the alley leads to more than one address (businesses or residences) or is a named street. Otherwise, alleys are not mapped.

Non-Drivable Roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Runway/Taxiway) then it is not mapped. Waze is a driving app, not a pedestrian, bicycle, or flying app.

Dirt (unpaved/gravel) roads

The USA Standard (matrix table) does not specify how to set unpaved road segments, so we define that here. Unpaved roads may or may not be classified in the states' functional classification system. If they are, set the road type according to the functional classification. If they are not, set the road type to Dirt Road / 4x4 Trail.

To stay aligned with the USA Standard, an AR County Road functionally classified as Local, or a Local street classified as a Collector, is still to be set as a Primary Street. A Local street functionally classified by the DOT as Local, is a Street. Otherwise, dirt is dirt. The majority of dirt roads in Arkansas are not functionally classified.


How to determine
when to set a dirt
road as type
dirt road

Dirt
(unpaved or gravel)

County
Road

Street

Functional
Class

Collector

 PS 

 PS 

Local

 PS 

 Street 

not
classified 

Dirt

Dirt


If the users' Waze client options are set to avoid dirt roads, they will still be routed on dirt roads functionally classified as either a Collector or Street. This is necessary to insure beginning-to-end routing should the origin/destination be on an unpaved road however, Waze route pruning will only consider these lower-priority roads (Primary Street, Street, Dirt) near the origin/destination.

Examples:

  • An unpaved County Road identified in the AHTD FC system as a Collector is a Primary Street.
  • An unpaved street identified in the AHTD FC system as a Local road is a Street.
  • Any unpaved road not listed in the AHTD FC system is Dirt.