Do you use Waze? Metro Louisville does! In 2015 Waze named Louisville as the 5th city in the U.S. to develop a partnership with Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app.
Waze gives drivers the ability to share real-time traffic and road information and now Metro Louisville is sending all its road closure information directly to Waze, which displays it on an easy-to-use and easy-to-see-and-understand mobile app that can be downloaded on smart phones, tablets or in car navigation systems.
By answering the question, “What’s happening on our roads right now, and where?” Waze allows the city to more effectively alert citizens and businesses about construction, accidents or special events like community runs, walks and parades.
This information is also enhanced by sharing crowd-sourced incident reports from Waze users, also known as Wazers. Users also can put in their starting address and ending address – and Waze will map the most direct route to avoid road closures.