[Talk-scotland] Mapping pavements in Edinburgh

Donald Noble drnoble at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 18:59:46 UTC 2017

One of the reasons I mapped the south side of Princes Street, was to
properly connect all the footpaths in the gardens. There were several
places that these connected to roads in somewhat confusing ways, rather
than at the pedestrian crossings.

As for Leith street, happy for those to be removed. I was connecting in to
St James paths, but these now closed for the foreseeable future. Also I
think I mapped a guardrail on the SE side that is no-longer there, but this
would perhaps have been a reason to include the sidewalk separately.

Cheers, Donald

On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at 11:52, Eric Grosso <eric.grosso.os at gmail.com> wrote:

On 24 January 2017 at 11:06, <me at chrisfleming.org> wrote:

Donald and I did have a brief chat about this, I think his logic was the
road is marked and rendered as restricted access, and the pavement on
Princes Street is much wider than most in Edinburgh therefore mapping it
does make sense.

Thanks. It makes sense, but if we think in terms of width, does it make
to map the south side of Princes Street?

I certainly agree with you here. We don't want to get into the habit of
mapping all the pavements. But I think the case for Princes Street is
sound, and I don't think it's appearance is a driver to roll this out
across more of the city center.


Agree, this works well for George Street, and should be the normal.

As Princes Street seems to be an isolated case in town (wide pavement
with the main roads rendered as restricted access), would you agree if
we re-map Leith Street (as the mapping of the pavement has already been
extended a bit there as well) and the south side of Princes Street with
the same kind of conventions used for George Street?

Thanks a lot for your feedback here.

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