[Talk-GB] NCN refs - consistency

Gregory Williams gregory.williams at purplegeodesoftware.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 13:31:00 BST 2007

Yes, they're formal Sustrans routes, and in fact some of the earlier
ones that formed part of the network. I'm the Sustrans Volunteer ranger
for one of them (R17), and know the volunteer rangers for many of the
other routes in the area. Regional routes have a blue background behind
the number, instead of red.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Allan [mailto:gravitystorm at gmail.com] 
Sent: 11 July 2007 11:52
To: Gregory Williams
Cc: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] NCN refs - consistency

On 7/11/07, Gregory Williams
<gregory.williams at purplegeodesoftware.co.uk> wrote:
> All,
> I'd like to see a consistent format adopted as well.
> Many of the Kent routes are ones that I've input. I use the single
> letter followed by number format for the following reasons:
> - The letter is required because otherwise it's not clear whether you
> mean a national or a regional route. I live close to both regional
> route 17 and national cycle route 17. I suspect that the initial
> may have been missed off by some people simply because there aren't
> regional routes in some places of the country. In Kent I'm aware of
> regional routes (11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18) as well as four national
> (1, 2, 17, 18).

Out of interest, are these regional routes in Kent formally part of
the National Cycle Network, or some other regional network? On the
sign posts, does it say "NCN 17" or have 17 in white on a red
background, ala the NCRs? For instance, the London Cycle Network is
completely independent of the National Cycle network, and so have
different logos, numbering and so on.

I'd really prefer to break the different networks into different tags
somehow, as it's much easier to treat them separately without having
to have fuzzy text parsing of the values. Same way we have
highway=secondary instead of just parsing the reference number to try
and match B roads.


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