[OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap routing service
Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
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Mon Sep 8 09:21:16 BST 2008
Richard Fairhurst wrote:
>Sent: 08 September 2008 6:30 AM
>To: Shaun McDonald
>Cc: Talk Openstreetmap
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] OpenStreetMap routing service
>Shaun McDonald wrote:
>> To confuse you even further depending on where you are on the A1,
>> depends on whether you can cycle there. For example between where it
>> meets the A720, and Dunbar you are not allowed to cycle on it, however
>> you are allowed to cycle on the rest of it between Edinburgh city
>> centre and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
>> Therefore for trunk roads, you cannot tell whether you can cycle there
>> or not.
>TBH Shaun I think I'd say it's more like 95:5 than 80:20 - Edinburgh
>just happens to have two of the six or seven examples. ;)
Around the west midlands I can't actually think or a trunk road that you
can't cycle on. It was the first thing I noticed when trying it out.
Logically you have a set of buttons that let you select what you want to be
routed over. That way you can route over footpaths for cycling if you so
>The A1 case is (like the A55) a very rare example of an A road being
>built under a "special roads order" which basically means it's a
>motorway in all but name. The A720 is (like the A465) a specific
>localised case of signing.
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