Currituck County is pleased to announce a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the free, real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. Designed as a two-way data share of traffic information, the Waze for Cities Data program promotes greater efficiency and safer roads for citizens of Currituck County.
The Waze for Cities Data program has nearly 1,500 partners around the world and gives municipal leaders a look at real-time road activity. Established as a two-way data share, Waze provides partners with real-time, anonymous, Waze-generated incident and slow-down information directly from drivers. In exchange, Currituck County provides real-time government-reported crash and road closure data to Waze to produce a thorough overview of current road conditions.
The Waze map evolves with every driver and data point it receives, promoting safer roads and sharing knowledge about potential delays. The Waze for Cities Data program yields more data, giving local citizens a greater ability to circumvent road closures and traffic jams. Currituck County can also provide Wazers with notice of major traffic incidents, such as accidents or flooded roads that could affect their routes.
“As a progressive organization, Currituck County understands the importance of working with partners to find solutions to the challenges we face,” said Ben Stikeleather, Currituck County Manager. “Currituck County is thrilled to partner with the Waze for Cities Data program to provide and collect data that will allow citizens and staff to make informed decisions regarding travel in Currituck.”