I’m now back editing OpenStreetMap. I’ve got some outstanding messages in my OSM inbox, which I should get to at the weekend.
I’m going to be too busy to update OpenStreetMap or even to respond to messages quickly, at least for a few weeks.
I may make the odd edit in the meantime.
I rode from Theale to Bracknell today to check on the progress of the NCN422 cycle route. There are still large holes, and it’s mostly shared use paths rather than proper infrastructure. It will probably be a month or two before I get round to updating OSM with my findings,as there are other things in the pipeline.
I’ve submitted a FOIA request to find out where the byelaws cover, as I’ve seen areas where (according to new-ish signs) the byelaws still apply even after the land has changed use.
I need to train my fingers to spell “permissive”. Alternatively, I’ll try copying and pasting it…
Today I shall be reverting an expained series of changes where a number of tracks and bridleways in the areas of Lighwater, Frimley, and Deepcut, plus cycleways around Woking Park, were all demoted to highway=footway. These were ones that I had previously surveyed, so I’m satisfied the change was a mistake. Unfortunately, the editor hasn’t been back to OpenStreetMap since I contacted them - perhaps I frightened them off, so I’ll fix them myself.
My methodology will be simple - if that person has a footway in their edit history with version greater than 1, I will check the history to see if it is one that I previously edited or that I am interested in, and then revert the highway type to the one it was previously set to.
NCN422 signs have appeared along Bath Road in Reading near Aldi and Lidl. Hopefully the section between Berkeley Avenue and Wokingham Borough, then the section between Wokingham centre and John Nike Way will follow soon.
As well as the previous entry, I’m also interested in the new development at Arborfield Green, together with the changes in Finchampstead - these should provide a link to Wokingham, and thus to the NCN422.
I’m currently working on corridors for walking and cycling:-
1. North/northwest of Peterborough, cycle routes to avoid the A15
2. Reading/Wokingham/Bracknell/Ascot, including the proposed route of the NCN422
3. Farnborough/Frimley/Camberley to Bagshot/Lightwater/Woking
I’ve got about 3 months worth of backlog data