Information related to using Waze in the State of Connecticut.
Cities and towns
There are 169 Cities and Towns in the state. See Connecticut/Cities and towns for proper naming information.
In late 2012 a discussion was started in the Connecticut Section of the Waze Forum that determined the existing world-wide guideline of "don't map individual businesses" wasn't enough and we needed a more complete set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. As a result of that discussion we've come up with a set of guidelines for landmarks in Connecticut. If you wish to propose changes to these guidelines, please do so in the forum. As always, the world-wide rule of "don't map individual businesses" still applies.
Please do not forget that a recent update to WME has enabled the Address properties for Landmarks (City, State & Country) and ensure this information is filled out & correct.
Major construction projects
See Connecticut/Construction for a list of LONG TERM Road Closures & Changes to Traffic Flow that impact the Waze Map.
- Divided Highways
- Carpool, HOV, Transit lanes
- Roundabouts and Traffic Circles
- Dirt Roads - In Connecticut ALL roads that are normally unpaved are considered dirt roads as this is how GPS Nav users (any brand) expect the "Avoid Dirt Roads" feature to behave. These roads are shown on the CT DOT Functional Classification Maps as dashed lines.
- Parking Lot Roads
- Toll Roads - NOTE: There are currently no tolls in the State of Connecticut.
Generally, if a road can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrain Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it should not be mapped in Waze. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze WILL route users to drive on these "Non-Drivable" road types. Please note there are several Railroads mapped in Connecticut, these are due to users incorrectly running Waze while on the train & contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. These railroads are mapped in a VERY particular manner by Senior Area Managers and Country Managers to prevent Waze from routing on them.
Speed / red light cameras
Speed and Red Light Cameras are NOT CURRENTLY LEGAL in the State of Connecticut, although there have been several proposals go through the legislature. There is no such prohibition on "driver feedback signs" - a radar/laser equipped sign that measures speed and displays the speed back to the driver. These can be fixed or trailer mounted with the later being much more prevalent. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets.
There are also cameras mounted on traffic signals that are used as part of the signal control. These compare sequential images of the intersection approach to determine if there is a vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, etc) waiting and will trigger the sequence. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets.
There are traditional traffic monitoring cameras covering most of the major highways in the state. These send live video to CT DOT & local media and serve ONLY as a traffic monitoring system.
To do list
Also, the US map is being changed to conform with the federal Functional Classification guidelines, in accordance with the US Road Types wiki page. A To Do list has been assembled for Connecticut towns to track the Functional Classification conversion.
- CT DOT Maps
- CT ECO Maps Catalog/Street Maps by City (CT DEEP/UConn)
- List of State Routes in Connecticut (Wikipedia)
- Also see Connecticut Cities and Towns for links to local, regional & statewide GIS pages and/or PLAT maps
- CT DOT Press Releases
|Username||Area Managed||Comments||Forum PM|
|Rank 6 Country Managers|
|orbitc||Region 8 New England Regional Coordinator||Rank 6||PM|
|AndyPoms||Statewide||Concentrates on Connecticut, but also covers Springfield, MA and Limited Access Highways throughout the North East Region.||PM|
|Rank 5 Area Managers|
|pumrum||Statewide||Also covers NYC||PM|
|Rank 4 Area Managers|
|Jallen||+/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties||Also covers I-684 & Saw Mill River Parkway corridor in New York||PM|
|Rank 3 Area Managers|
|BWJSS||+/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties||PM|
|Cassio26||+/- Hartford & Tolland Counties||Focus primarily on North Central CT and north through Northampton, MA||PM|
|CTGreybeard||+/- Fairfield & Litchfield Counties||Also covers Northern Westchester, Putnam, and Duchess Counties in NY||PM|
|SaxTeacher3||+/- Fairfield & New Haven Counties||Also covers Westchester County, NY||PM|
If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of Connecticut, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in Connecticut, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username).