[Tagging] Question reg. wheelchair mapping

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Jan 25 01:55:13 UTC 2016

The width is important as well.  I have been on footpaths that slanted 
downward across the face of a steep incline.  The slope of the path was 
moderate, but the path was only about half a meter wide, with 45-degree 
slopes above and below the path.  A person on foot could navigate the 
path (preferably with the aid of a walking stick), but a wheelchair user 
would be risking their life on that path.

On 01/08/2016 09:08 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2016-01-08 15:35 GMT+01:00 Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ajt1047 at gmail.com>>:
>     a steep footpath with corners that weren't negotiable by a
>     wheelchair could still be tagged with an incline like that.
> a steep way is never suitable for wheelchairs, at least not according 
> to construction standards (e.g. in Germany, 6% is the maximum admitted 
> incline, which is 6 meters height for every 100 meters projected 
> length, and even then you have to provide horizontal landings every 6 
> meters). On the other hand, sharp corners aren't a problem, a 
> wheelchair can rotate on the spot, standards require a diameter of 
> 1,50 m, but actual wheelchairs might be smaller.
> cheers,
> Martin
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