[Talk-GB] Tagging bike ramp/ bike path down steps

Chris Hodges chris at c-hodges.co.uk
Sun Dec 13 18:50:53 UTC 2020

NCR45 in Stroud goes down a rather steep flight of steps to cross 
Dudbridge Road. I can confirm that is what the signs say, having been 
there yesterday.  Also the Sustrans/OS map shows it taking the line of 
the steps https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/51.73875,-2.23631,18

There is a narrow ramp, so you can wheel a (conventional) bike up/down.  
It's about as accessible as it sounds, but the north end of the path 
isn't much better.

On OSM the steps are shown (with a note about the bike route) 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=19/51.73895/-2.23568 but the 
cycle path appears to break

Mapillary shows the sign at the bottom: 

It's not unique - I know another example where the Bristol-Bath railway 
path accesses the pub car park in Saltford 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=19/51.40521/-2.45026, and I've 
seen similar on canal towpaths - in the latter case in particular it can 
be crucial for route-planning even manually, as the next access can be a 
long way away.

So how should this be tagged to indicate that the bike route really does 
go down the steps?


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