Your Waze App Just Got Smarter

Virginia Beach has joined the Waze Connected Citizens Program.
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​Virginia Beach has joined the Waze Connected Citizens Program, an everyday driving platform that brings together drivers to outsmart traffic. The program is a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information that promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads by giving local citizens a greater ability to circumvent road closures and traffic jams within the Waze app.

How Does It Work?

Waze provides partners with real-time, anonymous, Waze-generated incident and slow-down information directly from drivers. In exchange, Virginia Beach provides real-time government-reported construction, crash and road closure data to Waze. The combined result is one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions available today.

The City’s Office of Emergency Management spearheaded the effort with assistance from the Department of Information Technology and the City Attorney’s Office.

During emergency situations, Waze also allows users to search for nearby shelters and open gas stations, as well as utilize an SOS button to call on other Waze users for roadside assistance.​

Virginia Beach can provide users with advanced notice of flooded roadways during inclement weather and situation awareness during major traffic events such as marathons, festivals, parades and holiday weekends that may affect their regular routes.

To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit Waze.com/get​

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