[Talk-GB] Mapping dangerous - but valid - routes

Michael Booth boothym at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 16:43:38 UTC 2016


In case you haven't seen it, the roundabout is on Mapillary from both a 
car and bike perspective: 
https://www.mapillary.com/app/?pKey=W8Ri1G-L6w5ytkcMy_nv1w&focus=map&lat=51.64373345000001&lng=-0.2546551000000079&z=17

On 05/12/2016 16:12, Stuart Reynolds wrote:
> Greetings
>
> At Stirling Corner, on the A1 in Barnet, there is a cycle way (hence 
> also available for pedestrians) that goes around the outside of the 
> roundabout (http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/78315291). A cursory 
> glance at satellite mapping shows it to be well defined, and marked. 
> But it will also highlight that where you cross the southbound A1 to 
> the south of the roundabout (and likewise the northbound A1 to the 
> north) it is highly dangerous. You have to cross three lanes of 
> traffic, and there is always a flow of some sort, either from the A1 
> or from the side roads.
>
> What is the right course of action here - leave it in, because it 
> reflects what is on the ground, or take it out on safety grounds. This 
> isn’t an idle question - a user of my website has stated that it is 
> dangerous to use, and has asked me to remove it. My conclusion was to 
> leave it in, but as it cuts to what it is that is being produced here 
> - an accurate cartographic representation of the world, regardless, or 
> something a little different - I thought I would ask for views.
>
> Regards,
> Stuart
>
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