[Talk-GB] Quiet lanes and "one car per minute"

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Fri Jan 21 11:25:26 GMT 2011

Richard Fairhurst <richard at ...> writes:

>Find a country lane. If you're standing there at a  
>typical time of day, and there's less than one car per minute, that's  
>a quiet lane. Tag it traffic=quiet, or if you'd like to be precise,  
>traffic:hourly=<60 (or whatever).

You could also use aerial imagery: assuming a traffic speed of one kilometre per
minute (60 kph), look at 2km or so of the road to see how many cars there are.
Rural areas don't have a 'rush hour' in the same way as cities, so if it is
light enough for an aerial photo to be taken, it is probably a suitable time of
day to count the traffic.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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