[Tagging] Sidewalk Tagging for Routing

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Dec 2 17:06:17 UTC 2015

Nashville, TN has a population of over 600,000 people, but, outside the 
central core of the city, less than half the streets have sidewalks. The 
primary reason for this is that most of the city's growth has been in the 
last 50 years, and the planners assumed that everyone would be traveling by 
car, not by public transportation or on foot.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot 
drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

On November 24, 2015 9:57:42 AM Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 5:24 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>> Jaywalking will get you a bored policeman giving you a ticket in Tokyo.
>> They pride themselves in people who follow the rules and wait for
>> crosswalks and such.
> Seattle is one of the few cities in the US that actively hands out
> jaywalking tickets. We warn all newcomers not to jaywalk. Moving from
> Chicago ment having to force myself not to jaywalk. In Chicago, even if
> there was a cop directing traffic everyone crossed when and where they
> wanted. Traffic be dammed.
>> However the sidewalk "grid" disappears very quickly (most unclassified and
>> residential streets have no sidewalks), but there are "green" zones on the
>> sides of some narrow roads (like narrow residential roads and back alleys
>> of Tokyo) where the shoulder of the road is expected to be used for
>> pedestrian access (not a full sidewalk).
>> This makes mapping the sidewalks quite easy in Japan - they disappear
>> quite quickly once you leave secondary roads. For Places where they they go
>> on and on and on - like huge planned housing communities in California -
>> it's a good question!
> The city in question is Seattle. Most of Seattle's residential streets have
> sidewalks as do most large cities in the US.
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