Benelux Pedestrian Boardwalk
We often get the question, how do we map non-drivable or restricted acces roads. Please check this overview to get the correct road type: Benelux Non-drivable
Pedestrian Boardwalks are used for all 'roads' where cars are not able to drive and that also will never be a destination.
- Bicycle paths
- Walking paths
Pedestrian Boardwalks (PBs) are often not necessary to use, because Waze is solely meant for drivers. They should only be added when it improves navigation or orientation for the driver!
When to use a Pedestrian Boardwalk:
In some cases, a PB is necessary to add to the map:
- if navigation is unclear without them
- if the map is unclear without them
How to use Pedestrian Boardwalk
When you do think a Pedestrian Boardwalk should be added, according to the above mentioned guidelines, make sure to disconnect them from the drivable roads, to prevent routing over them. PBs are always set to driving direction Two-way.
All necessary Pedestrian Boardwalks should be locked to level 3.
Be aware that adding Pedestrian Boardwalks can even generate the use of Waze by cyclists and walkers, which would lead to corrupt data. Also, the presence of pedestrian boardwalks could encourage other editors to add even more.
How to handle existing pedestrian Boardwalks
Please keep in mind that starting editors often try to make the map as realistic as possible. Although this is not the goal of Waze, you can hardly blame them for doing so. There are several viewpoints on how to deal with these PBs. On the one hand, leaving them can encourage others to draw even more. On the other hand, removing them may become a repetitive action, for they will be drawn time and time again. It is up to the local Area or Regional Manager to decide whether PBs that are not necessary for navigation should remain or not.
In case you see PBs that should better be deleted, please contact the local AM or RM if it is not in your area. If a PB is recently added (less than six months ago), please contact the user who added the segment, and explain why you want the segment deleted. You may as well add the link to this page in your message.
What is important, is to lock those PBs that are necessary for navigation purposes to level 3, so these can't be removed from the map.
In this way the local area or region managers are responsible how many PB's are mapped. Of course this means we accept that areas may differ in the amount of PB's.