[OSM-talk] dangerous cycling lanes (was Re: A new highway tagging scheme - thinking about)
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Tue Aug 28 16:27:21 BST 2007
On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 02:38:17PM +0100, graham wrote:
> What do others do about this kind of thing? I've been putting off doing
> much mapping of cycling routes at all because I don't know what the best
> solution is.
Just another thing I'm thinking about in this context, which is
stopping me mapping cycling stuff until I've got my brain thinking
Someone on one of the the Oxford Cycling lists recently put into
words something I've noticed subconciously round here for a while:
"The context in Oxford is always the twin network - main road cycle
lanes are provided in parallel with quieter routes." How can we
best mark the distinction between these?
Perhaps it's analogous to the various levels of highways (but
without the aide of an offical classification). If I'm using a map
to plan a driving route, I'll be looking for the blue Motorway
lines to get me there fastest, while my Dad would be looking for
A-roads and other routes to keep him *away* from the motorways.
So that makes me think, what I want from a cycle map is the main
routes (as long as they wouldn't be suicidal!) and particular
features for cycles (for example, a bus lane that allows us to go
straight on while cars have to go left) - I'm not to bothered about
if there's a designated cycle path or not. On the other hand, my
wife would be looking for the quiet backstreet cycle route network.
How best can we tag these so that a cycle-map rendering could show
both, in the same way a traditional road-map shows both motorways
More to think about!
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