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In I entered Pos@: 8.643856 49.239940 as start and Pos@: 8.638670 49.237443 as end. If I choose pedestrian the route goes over the bridge; if I choose bicylce it goes a long way around; the bridge is marked as cyclists dismount because it has a few steps.

Please can you explain why it does not find the shortes path?

asked 21 Feb '13, 07:41

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I now tried and but they also don't work. Maybe they are not updated? Or is it an error in the data?

(21 Feb '13, 08:50) ESSnavik

Your end point isn't anywhere near a way, did you copy the wrong coordinates?

(21 Feb '13, 08:53) scai ♦

The endpoints should be directly near both sides of the bridge on the street and on the forest path (red dotted line).

(21 Feb '13, 09:24) ESSnavik

I guess your endpoint should be somewhere around Pos@: 8.643672 49.231793 and this is the route you are trying. If not please specify a link (use the Route Link behind Extras/Download).

My guess is that either those routing services try to avoid steps at all for bicycles or don't understand bicycle=dismount and handle it as bicycle=no. Note that especially bicycle routing seems to be still very experimental for most routing services.

(21 Feb '13, 09:30) scai ♦
(21 Feb '13, 10:03) ESSnavik
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Then I guess all those routing engines handle bicycle=dismount the same way as bicycle=no and try to avoid the bridge. This is a problem if those routers, you shouldn't change the tag because it is correct.

By the way I saw you added a name tag to the bridge. This tag is only for the official name of the object and not for a description. Use the description or note tag instead.

permanent link

answered 21 Feb '13, 11:57

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edited 21 Feb '13, 12:47

Thanks for the great answer. I removed the name and created it as description (under advanced settings, since I didn't find a field).

Maybe I write to the router engines, if they want to check their settings.

I think you have to put your comment as answer, that I can close it?

(21 Feb '13, 12:16) ESSnavik

I requested a change at naviki, cloudemade and open route service.

(21 Feb '13, 13:21) ESSnavik

Great! Let's hope they get improved.

(21 Feb '13, 13:47) scai ♦

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