When bollards baffle bicycle routing

MoNav bike routing 1 (map data by openstreetmap and its contributors, CC-by-SA)

MoNav bike routing 1 (map data by openstreetmap and its contributors, CC-by-SA)

My last black forest trip by bike led me through Baden-Baden, and MoNav created an interesting route, avoiding the best one. At home, I figured out that bollards caused the weird behaviour. Actually MoNav didn’t route across nodes with any barrier tag applied.

I checked the code of the preprocessor, and allowing bikes to cross bollards was just simple. However, the preprocessed bicycle maps available for download all were of less use.

Some script currently recomputes all maps. For each region provided, you’ll only find one zip package instead of three. The zip file contains the following data:

  • Address search.
  • Online tiles (Mapnik style, internet connection required).
  • Fast offline vector rendering (due to early code, no streetnames rendered still).
  • Car routing.
  • Bicycle routing.
  • Pedestrian routing.

In case you do not need all of the routing data, just remove the folder you do not need after extraction. I hope these data sets will serve cyclists and pedestrians better than the previous ones.

MoNav bike routing 2 (map data by openstreetmap and its contributors, CC-by-SA)

MoNav bike routing 2 (map data by openstreetmap and its contributors, CC-by-SA)