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?
It’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 wouldn’t double it. It’s just seperate drivelanes of one street.
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
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 it’s just a road with a small median I consider it done if I’ve run one side, if there’s a park or significant space between the lanes I’ll run both sides.
For collecting streets it’s enough to get 90% of nodes, so you could probably grab the one in your example by just running the nodier side
Exact number is 25m ( See “Making them count” @ 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 don’t trust running where I can’t see).
One thing I didn’t see mentioned, is you only need 90% of the nodes to “complete” 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 “all the nodes to be green”, and lines on every street of the life map. In fact, that is my goal too.