For Immediate Release
October 8, 2019
Contact: Clarisell De Cardenas
Two-Way Data Share Hopes to Ease Congestion and Better Inform Infrastructure
Miami Lakes, FL -Today, the Town of Miami Lakes (Town) announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (http://www.waze.com), a navigation platform creating community on and off the road. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer roads for Miami Lakes residents.
The Town of Miami Lakes works hard to inform residents of local traffic conditions to help them make better planning decisions. The Waze Connected Citizen Program is an easy way to keep residents in the loop about construction and road closures to make their commutes smoother and safer.
The Waze Connected Citizens Program gives municipal leaders an unprecedented look at road activity, empowering partners to harness real-time driver insights to improve congestion and make better informed planning decisions. Waze provides partners with real-time, anonymous, Waze-generated incident and slow-down information directly from the source: drivers themselves. In exchange, the Town provides government-reported construction, crash and road closure data to Waze to return one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions today.
The Waze map evolves with every driver and data point it receives, promoting safer roads and sharing more knowledge with users about potential delays to their commutes. The Connected Citizens Program yields even more data, giving local citizens a greater ability to circumvent road closures and traffic jams within the app. The Town can also provide Waze users with advanced notice of major traffic events, such as parades, that might affect their daily routes.
“We’re excited to have The Town of Miami Lakes commit to a partnership with the Waze Connected Citizens Program to provide a better driving experience for those in the community,” said Thais Blumenthal de Moraes, Global Business Development Lead, Connected Citizens Program at Waze. “Our goal is to reduce traffic and congestion in cities and together, with the support of our partners, we believe we can make a real difference.” To find out more about Connected Citizens visit http://waze.com/ccp. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit http://www.waze.com/get.
Waze is where people and technology meet to solve transportation challenges. It's a platform that empowers communities to contribute road data, edit Waze maps, and carpool to improve the way we move about the world. Thanks to its passionate community, Waze is able to partner with municipalities and transit authorities to reduce traffic and congestion—leveraging current infrastructure while impacting city planning. Waze also works closely with tech and automotive brands to reimagine what transportation looks like today.
A world with better transportation doesn't have to be in the distant future. By harnessing the full power of community to reverse negative trends in transportation now, Waze can create a world where traffic is history.