This concerns Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, also (Old) Ottawa and similar style “streets” in general. If any of the below comments are an OSM issue please let me know.
Do all parkways and similar style roads in City Strides have two sets of nodes, a set for each traffic direction? For the parkway noted above, there is a set for both eastbound and westbound despite being a single “street”. I think this might be an OSM thing based on the pinned topics for this section. Making a single node from the two would likely have to happen in OSM I would think. Not sure that is the best option.
The parkway noted does not have pedestrian walkways/pathways immediately adjacent however multi-use pathways do exist, in some locations, 10 or more metres away. In many sections it is unsafe due to vehicle traffic. Would it be a major undertaking to increase the allowable range of GPS coordinates for those nodes?
The city closes the westbound traffic lanes (north side) during daylight hours at least one weekend day per week throughout the summer (summer daylight hours all weekend during COVID-19 pandemic). Accessing the parkway at that time is safe. Would it be possible to couple the nodes along the eastbound and westbound such that when a node on one side of the parkway is completed the nearest node on the other side of the parkway is also completed?
I suppose another option for future users would be to run the adjacent pathway, however far off, and manually mark the nodes as complete.
This will not affect me in anyway as I have completed all the nodes on that parkway. If other users in Ottawa, Canada or other users with similar circumstances in their city have an opinion on this I would like to hear them.
@JamesChevalier , what do you think?