Appeal - Wayspot with no pedestrian access

When submitting a Wayspot Appeal, make sure to include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Wayspot Title: Race Car Display

  • Location (lat/lon): 36.052660, -75.685142

  • City: Kill Devil Hills, NC

  • Country: US

  • Screenshot of the Rejection Email (do not include your personal information):

  • Additional Information (if any):
    Found this while reviewing. The POI is a car display for a race track (go carts). The car has no safe pedestrian access. It is surrounded by a pond on one side and the race track on the other. There is one small stretch of grass to the west of the POI, but it is fenced off about 20-30 feet from the POI, presumably because the owners of this amusement park would not want someone near the display. There is simply no way to get near the display safely.

@Leedle95 It looks like we haven’t gotten to this request yet or it hasn’t been submitted through in-game. At this time, we only take appeals to overturn decisions we’ve already made.

@NianticAtlas You do see the email above from Niantic that denied my request, right?

Never mind, I submitted again. Hopefully you all will get it this time.

1 Like

@Leedle95 It appears there might be a misunderstanding. The email you referenced is not a rejection email but a confirmation of the location edit made for this Wayspot.

@NianticAtlas Well, I asked for removal and they just moved it. But now here is the rejection email where I have been told not to use that form because it’s for property owners. Now can you do something?

The Wayspot appeal is for reports rejected through in-app reporting system. This is because you cannot provide evidence/additional context in the in-game report. SO, this message is not a valid rejection email and that’s what @NianticAtlas pointed out.

Coming to the Wayspot in question, we standby our decision to not retire it. This does not meet our criteria for removal.


So pictures and maps that clearly demonstrate the POI is surrounded by a pond and a car race track without any form of pedestrian access is now acceptable???

It’s crystal clear in the photos.

Shall we take a second look?

Exactly where do you suggest people try to get to it, out of curiosity?

Inaccessibility is not a removal reason. Their staff can access the Wayspot when the race track is not in use.


So we now create wayspots just for staff at small businesses to access only when the business is closed? How does that meet any of the eligibility criteria - great place to exercise, to explore or to socialize? The fact remains, there is no safe pedestrian access. Even staff would have to go after hours then walk along a paved embankment that is crumbling.
I am all for legit way spots, but to say this one has safe pedestrian access is just ridiculous.

Well, Nia thinks it’s eligible that’s more important :grinning:

1 Like

Please look at this again. There does not even seem to be safe pedestrian access to this for people who work there from Google Maps.