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Offline David W Pratt

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Suggestion For Maps
« on: October 15, 2021, 07:55:57 pm »
Taking the Pittsburgh Spur of the Underground Railroad I found the narratives that accompanied the maps quite helpful, especially when they alerted on what to watch for.  They could do that for bridges as well.  Many bridges have only one pedestrian/bike way and often have no shoulders on the travel lanes.  If you miss the bike way, you are committed to riding in a less than safe environment. DAMHIK.

Offline canalligators

Re: Suggestion For Maps
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 06:47:29 pm »
I have seen details on their maps that take things like that into consideration.  They should and probably do take special circumstances into account - though I don’t know about that Pittsburgh routing. 

I’m thinking of the crossings at the Niagara River.  At the Peace Bridge between Buffalo NY and Fort Erie ON, the routing is different and tricky; the narrative was correct though it was a difficult route to describe.  Similarly, at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, arriving in Canada you had to go through a parking lot at Canada Customs.  It also was difficult to explain in words.

I think it is their practice to describe these places, though they may miss things sometimes.