[OSM-talk] Software goes on, brain goes off...
jeff at ocjtech.us
Tue Jun 1 17:59:52 BST 2010
On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:43 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/6/1 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
>>> The road should simply be marked as having no pavement/sidewalk.
>>> Something like pavement=yes/no is a start at least. It's best to avoid
>>> subject assessments like how dangerous a road is.
>> Hmm, is "shoulder" a fairly universal term? Because shoulder=no would be
>> much more daunting to me than pavement=no.
> Not that I am native, but I think that shoulder is a different term
> than sidewalk/pavement, because it can also be unpaved, while a
> pavement IMHO should be paved. A shoulder is simply the side of the
> road (I guess), kept free from traffic, while a pavement is designed
> for pedestrians.
Perhaps bikeshedding here, but if you were to ask me to walk on the
pavement I'd look at you strangely. To me (and to many Americans)
pavement implies the road surface itself, not the path along the side
of the road.
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