[Talk-us] Bike / Pedestrian directions on the MQ Open sites

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Mar 6 00:46:39 GMT 2011


On 03/04/2011 08:26 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 3/4/2011 9:04 AM, Antony Pegg wrote:
>> HI all,
>>
>> just a quick note - we've added bicycle and pedestrian routing options
>> to the MapQuest Open sites
>>
>> more details here:
>> http://blog.mapquest.com/2011/03/03/open-routing-options-expanded/
> 
> It likes to use sidewalks (footways) to avoid one-way restrictions (and
> prefers major streets with bike lanes over minor streets without -
> perhaps an option to prefer/avoid bike lanes?). I guess sidewalks should
> be tagged bicycle=no in Orlando (since that's the legal status)? (Or is
> bicycle=dismount more precise?)
> http://open.mapquest.com/link/3-3nK1mlXk

footway already implies bicycle=no, so this would be a bug in MapQuest.
 Explicitly tagging implications can't hurt, but it would be better for
renderers to get accepted practice right out of the box.

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