[Tagging] Pedestrian access tagging
Brian M. Sperlongano
zelonewolf at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 17:23:56 UTC 2021
Yes, they appear sometimes, but not always.
On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:22 PM 80hnhtv4agou--- via Tagging <
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> Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:16 AM -06:00 from Brian M. Sperlongano <
> zelonewolf at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 11:36 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <
> dieterdreist at gmail.com
> <//e.mail.ru/compose/?mailto=mailto%3adieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
> sent from a phone
> > On 24 Jan 2021, at 17:22, Brian M. Sperlongano <zelonewolf at gmail.com
> <//e.mail.ru/compose/?mailto=mailto%3azelonewolf at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Without knowing anything about Swedish law, it's clear that the road is
> physically inaccessible to pedestrians, and any pedestrian router that
> routes over it would be in error.
> if there is no shoulder and no sidewalk, you must walk at the border of
> the carriageway, at least in many countries this is the case.
> If the intention is to legally prevent it, you would have to put a
> motorway or motorroad sign or one that explicitly forbids pedestrians.
> While this may be true in certain countries, quite simply, this is false
> as a general rule worldwide.
> US laws prohibit walking on Interstate highway, but there is not always
> signage explicitly prohibiting pedestrians. There are also state highways
> built to the same standards as interstate highways.
> Here is one such highway entrance that I am familiar with. If you hit
> "play" you will encounter exactly zero signs prohibiting pedestrian access
> as you transition from surface roads to a controlled-access state highway
> (highway=motorway) to an interstate highway (also highway=motorway).
> Traffic signage in the US varies quite a bit from place to place and in
> general there is much less explicit signage here that in Europe, especially
> when it comes to pedestrians. Quite a bit of US traffic law is written but
> not signed, and there is a well-known phrase "ignorance of the law is no
> excuse". Many of our laws are not signed and you just have to know about
> them (seriously). The US is a very car-oriented place; pedestrian access
> is often an afterthought (if thought of at all) outside of urban areas.
> Relying solely on explicit signage without local knowledge would result in
> nonsensical tagging.
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