[Talk-us] LA and other license changeover challenged areas.

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Jan 30 23:34:09 GMT 2012

Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Nick Hocking
> <nick.hocking at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nathan wrote
> >
> >>On 1/30/2012 7:05 AM, Nick Hocking wrote:
> >
> >>> Be carefull with intersecting road Cypress Avenue, we can't
> recover the
> >>> cycleway tag unless you yourself have personal knowledge of this.
> >
> >>The bike lane markings can (barely) be seen on Bing aerials.
> >
> >
> > Thanks for that Nathan,
> >
> > Google street view clearly shows these markings as "Bike Lane" with
> an
> > arrow pointing ahead.  In all honesty I can't absolutely read this
> with
> > Bing aerials but knowing what these markings look like and their
> > position at the intersection, the Bing marking couldn't really be
> > anything else, (or could they?) Corner of Alice Street is about the
> > clearest one I can find.
> >
> > So what is the consensus, is the Bing imagery adequete for an
> armchair
> > mapper to claim the cycle lane or could Google claim that I cheated.
> I'd say knowing what they look like + Bing is sufficient if the road
> markings are actually there (not only the lane separator linear
> markings - that's too ambiguous). What I'm not sure of is whether bike
> lane road markings are the same across the US (ie a stylized bicycle +
> rider with an arrow point in the direction of bike traffic flow on
> top).

I can't say whether they are the same all over the USA, but what you described matches what is used here in Tennessee.

John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
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