National Transport Strategy

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Re: National Transport Strategy

Post by Biospace »

mjr wrote: 23 May 2023, 8:41pm In theory, it should be possible to extract a map of divided carriageways from OpenStreetMap using Overpass Turbo or similar, but doing that in a reasonable time is beyond me.
I challenged my 9yo with this, not through a line of code or clever tweaking of a website but by graphically tracing the network - it didn't take so long. The brief was not to create a perfect geographical or schematic rendition (especially within large cities) but to do their best in a limited time, so that when reduced in size it would give a reasonable idea of the network of motorways and connected dual carriageways. Isolated sections of dual carriageway are not highlighted.

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motorways are in blue
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Re: National Transport Strategy

Post by mattsccm »

Pointless although interesting discussion. Nothing is going to change unless Putin lobs a few nasty missiles this way.
Covid had potential and if it had been serious (like Ebola would have been) then things would have changed. However nothing short of disaster is going to have any effect. We all rely on the transport system too much to go back and see no point in changing* anything anyway. ******************
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