[Tagging] Tagging Digest, Vol 83, Issue 3

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Aug 2 19:11:34 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-08-02 at 11:46 -0700, Meg Drouhard wrote:
> Hi Phil and François,
> Thanks for your feedback.  To my knowledge, there is no universal
> agreement that pedestrians consider the sidewalk part of the road. 
> As François, the pedestrian routing applications with which I'm
> familiar don't actually route pedestrians to cross at any "imaginary"
> point along the street, so even if pedestrians may choose to cross at
> any point, routing applications would not need the imaginary
> crossings because they could route to cross at marked crossings.  

The point I am making is that in most places, residential streets in
particular there are no marked crossings.

Pedestrian routing along the road is fine in most cases, and if the
next turn is the other side of the road a pedestrian will cross at some
convenient point. 

I can see your proposal has merit in large cities but is totally ott
when it comes to smaller towns where the streets are not wide enough
that a GPS would know which side you walking are on.

As I have said before sidewalk tags should remain so that local mappers
can choose the most appropriate method for their area.

Phil (trigpoint)

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