[OSM-talk] A warning about gates and other barriers
slhope at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 07:04:18 BST 2010
On 20 September 2010 21:48, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Firstly, what is "behind" the gate differs depending on your location.
> Secondly, the way "behind" the gate may well be reachable by other means
> (i.e. a detour) - it is easy to imagine a gate where vehicles cannot pass,
> but still vehicles are allowed on both sides of the gate!
There's an example of this near where I used to live. A developer
built a new residential road, which got a lot more traffic than
intended because it cut the distance out to the main streets for a lot
of people. So he put a gate across the middle, and made two dead end
roads. You can visit either side of the gate, you just can't go
through. He left it as a gate instead of blocking it off completely so
that it can be opened in an emergency, but it's never been opened that
I've ever known. Every map I've every seen shows it as two separate
roads, and ignores the gate.
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