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

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 19:00:15 UTC 2020


Kind regards,


On Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 18:53 Chris Hodges, <chris at c-hodges.co.uk> wrote:

> 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:
> https://www.mapillary.com/app/?lat=51.738716181265865&lng=-2.236989543797598&z=17&focus=map&menu=true&pKey=7X9gKmoDzGaATOILuDGRuA&x=0.14213485370109913&y=0.4081370298673949&zoom=3
> 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?
> Chris
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