[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - bike safety

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Oct 2 08:26:08 BST 2011


On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 21:02 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 10/1/2011 8:36 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 19:48 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> >> On 10/1/2011 6:19 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> >>> So much so that the anal-retentive opposition to such tagging is
> >>> creating problems for mapping areas that explicitly assign such ratings
> >>> officially!
> >>
> >> Assuming you're talking about some variant of the "bicycle level of
> >> service", why would that belong on the map? We don't have tags for car
> >> level of service.
> >
> > Sure we do.  highway=trunk, highway=motorway, highway=primary...these
> > tend to be primarily if not exclusively motorist-oriented in practice.
> 
> Level of service is a technical concept that says how well a highway 
> handles the traffic it is given. I don't know if this article is any 
> good, but it covers the topic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Level_of_service

Well, the issue that Metro's trying to cover in migrating Bike There! to
OpenStreetMap is that Bike There! does have LOS data.





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