# When there are nodes for both directions of a divided road

This screenshot shows a short section where a road is briefly divided. Nodes are shown are both sides. Do both sides need to be run? Will going through once satisfy?

Thanks.

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Itâ€™s your choice, CS ill check to nodes to green if you are close enough. something around 20 meters. Your example is one street for me, i wouldnâ€™t double it. Itâ€™s just seperate drivelanes of one street.

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I try to always run against traffic especially in cities, so personally I would just loop around. But run down the median if you want to eat the nodes most efficiently

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I used to run down the median in these situations, but after going a few km with trucks rushing past at 60km/h only for GPS drift to put my track firmly on one side of the road I stopped bothering . If itâ€™s just a road with a small median I consider it done if Iâ€™ve run one side, if thereâ€™s a park or significant space between the lanes Iâ€™ll run both sides.
For collecting streets itâ€™s enough to get 90% of nodes, so you could probably grab the one in your example by just running the nodier side

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Exact number is 25m ( See â€śMaking them countâ€ť @ About the Node, Street, and City Data ).

For me, I have done both methods above, run both sides, towards oncoming traffic and walked medians (they are usually overgrown, and I donâ€™t trust running where I canâ€™t see).

One thing I didnâ€™t see mentioned, is you only need 90% of the nodes to â€ścompleteâ€ť the street. depending how many total nodes are on 42st St, running one side of that median may be enough.

But I have seen many people who want â€śall the nodes to be greenâ€ť, and lines on every street of the life map. In fact, that is my goal too.

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