[Talk-GB] [OSM-talk] dangerous cycling lanes (was Re: A new highwaytagging scheme - thinking about)

Dave_A_F d.a_web3 at fiddes.net
Wed Aug 29 22:04:56 BST 2007

On the top sign from left to right

1. NCN 1
2. Borders Loop - a 250 mile trail through the Scottish Borders set up 
by the Borders Council 
3. 4 Abbeys Route
4. Tweed Cycleway

2 and 4 also appear intersecting the A701 around Broughton  - The Tweed 
Cycleway has been in existance for most of 10 years I think, the others 
are much more recent and I only noticed the Loop signs a few weeks ago.

As to colour its good to use it to help but we really should remember 
that some 15% of the male population are to a greater or less extent 
colourblind. Where possible e.g the ref numbers of national and regional 
routes we should use a letter as well as number so that we are not 
relying on colour alone - try a photocopy and you should see my point


Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 29 Aug 2007, at 12:55, Andy Allan wrote:
>> On 8/29/07, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
>>> [...]
> The ncn and rcn are more generic, so that other countries can use the  
> same tags. However these definitions are pretty much correct for the UK.
>> ncn - Sustrans National Cycle network (in red)
>> rcn - Sustrans Regional Cycle network (in blue)
>> lcn - local cycle networks (inc. London cycle network) - also in blue
> Why are the rcn and lcn the same blue colour? Please make them  
> different colours.
>> but we need to mark up this National Byway, and any other organised
>> cycle networks or routes there are that don't fit into the three tags
>> already that I don't yet know about! acn for Arbitrary Cycle Network?
>> :-)
> Does anyone know what all the symbols on
> http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/ 
> shaunmcdonald131/20070804osmcycleSouthToGalashielsAndMelrose/ 
> photo#5095192221629622178
> mean?
> There seems to be a lot of them in the Scottish Borders.
> Shaun
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