[OSM-talk-be] Zones 30 in Belgium

Benoit Coumont benoitcoumont at bawet.org
Mon Nov 19 09:52:50 GMT 2012

Hello everybody,

I found this file with the localisations of zones 30 in Belgium (streets 
where the speed is limited to 30 km/h). It's collected by some people on 
this forum of gps users with the objective to see them on their gps 
software: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=123619

I writed to Jean Herman (hermanjean57 at hotmail.com), the manager of this 
collect. He's ok to give this work to the OSM community. He told me the 
difficulty to organize the management and confess the slow death of this 
project. He didn't know OpenStreetMap, so I presented to him the 
advantages of OSM could give for this work. But I'm not sure he's ready 
or able to use OSM on his gps.

Anyway, there are data we could use. But it's saved on a strange file 
(ov2) non recognized by the famous gspbabel. He use a free (free as a 
free beer and not as freedom of speech) software for windows called 
POIedit. I only use Linux on my computers so I couldn't do the 
conversion. Could somebody do that and post the result on the wiki?

If someone put this on the OSM database for his neighborhood, for his 
district and for his city, we could get quickly a map of speed 
limitations... Itoworld published a map to see that : 

I'm particularly convinced convinced that speed moderation is the best 
way to rediscover conviviality in our residential streets. Also, I added 
the 6 zones 30, corresponding to the seven school sites, in my 
neighborhood (St-Léonard, Liège) to demonstrate to politicals and 
residents that a wide zone 30 extended area would be more readable and 
consistent. An European petition is just launched to invite EU to take 
position. Informations and signs are on this website : http://30kmh.eu


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