User:Gurglypipe/North West

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Ongoing projects in the North West of England

Get Cumbria council to release datasets

It would be good to put in some FOI requests to get more open data from the council. For example:

  • Road lighting and tree data
  • Defibrillator locations

Robert Whittaker has done this for PRoW data.

Climbing crags

Tagging guide

Many of the popular trad and sport climbing crags are not well marked in OSM. It would be good to mark them better, including the crag outlines, nearby tree cover and land cover, and the access routes to the crags. Possibly also some kind of reference so UKC can cross reference to them.

Contributions from local events

To get more people involved in OSM editing in the area, it might be possible to try and get event organisers to use and improve the maps for the areas around their events. For example, for fell races or orienteering events, or anything which requires driving to and parking at. Not sure how best to get hold of event organisers to promote this idea though.

Road navigation for tourists

Edits for this task will be tagged #CumbriaRoads.

The Lake District is a popular tourist destination. It would be good to ensure that all the A-roads and major tourist routes to, in and around the Lake District have been surveyed in detail, so that driving navigation on them works well. This includes:

It would probably also be sensible to work through keepright for the A-roads. I realise that various of these A-roads probably won’t be used by tourists, but generally surveying them in detail is not a bad thing to do.

See also: United Kingdom A and B roads#Cumbria.

The road data for the progress table below comes from Cumbria council for the A roads. The split of the Lake District into major valleys comes from Wikipedia. The passes are the ‘road’ passes from Wikipedia.

Road ref Status From/To Notes
A5074 Complete A590 at Levens, north to A591 at Windermere
A5075 Complete A591 to A593 South of Ambleside
A5084 Unstarted A593 at Torver to A5092 via Blawith
A5086 Unstarted A595T at Egremont to Cockermouth via Frizington
A5087 Unstarted A590T at Ulverston to Barrow-in-Furness via Bardsea, Aldingham and Roosecote
A5091 Complete A66T at Troutbeck to A592 Ullswater via Matterdale End
A5092 Unstarted A595 at Grizebeck to A590T at Greenodd via Gawthwaite
A5093 Unstarted A595 Loop via Millom & Kirksanton
A5094 Unstarted A595T Loop via Whitehaven Town Centre
A5271 Unstarted A66T Crosthwaite Roundabout, to A591 via Keswick Town Centre
A5284 Complete A591 at Plumgarths Roundabout to A6 in Kendal
A590 Unstarted Hollywood Park Roundabout, Barrow-In-Furness to Biggar Bank Road, Walney Island
A591 In progress A590 at Sedgwick, north to A66 at Keswick; A66 at Keswick, north to Bothel village Done from south terminus up to Rydal Road/Smithy Brow mini-roundabout in Ambleside (one-way system is done)
A592 In progress A590 at Newby Bridge, north to A66 at Rheged; A66 at M6 J40, north to Penrith town centre Done from B5285 Bowness to Brothers Water at Horseman Bridge (including Kirkstone Pass)
A593 Unstarted Ambleside to Broughton in Furness via Coniston
A594 Unstarted A595 at Papcastle to Maryport
A595 In progress Carlisle to A66T at Cockermouth; Calder Bridge to A590T at Dalton-in-Furness via Bootle & Grizebeck Done from A5092 Grizebeck to Cross Beck culvert south of Soutergate
A596 Unstarted Thursby Roundabout to A595T at Lillyhall via Aspatria, Maryport & Workington
A597 Unstarted A596 at Northside, Workington to A595T at Distington
A6 Unstarted Carlisle to Lancashire Border via Penrith, Kendal & Milnthorpe
A6070 Unstarted A65 East of M6 J36 to County Boundary via Burton-in-Kendal
A6071 Unstarted Brampton to Gretna via Longtown (A7)
A65 Complete Burrow Road junction, east of Kirkby Lonsdale to Longpool, Kendal
A683 Unstarted A65 Kirkby Lonsdale to A685 South of Kirkby Stephen via Sedbergh
A684 In progress Longpool, Kendal to junction with B6259, east of Garsdale Done from M6 junction to Kendal
A685 Unstarted Kendal to A66T at Brough via Tebay & Kirkby Stephen
A686 Unstarted Penrith to County Boundary North East of Alston via Langwathby
A689 Unstarted A595 Carlisle to County Boundary South East of Nenthead via CNDR Hallbankgate & Alston
A69 Unstarted Carlisle to Carlisle City Boundary at M6 J43 Roundabout
A7 Unstarted Carlisle to Scottish Border via Longtown
Dunnerdale roads Unstarted
Eskdale roads Unstarted
Wasdale roads Unstarted
Ennerdale roads Unstarted
Lorton Vale roads Unstarted
Buttermere valley roads Unstarted
Derwent valley roads Unstarted
Borrowdale valley roads Unstarted
Ullswater valley roads Unstarted
Haweswater valley roads Unstarted
Longsleddale roads Unstarted
Kentmere roads Unstarted
Windermere roads, including Langdales Unstarted
Kirkstone Pass Complete A592 from Troutbeck to Brothers Water (Horseman Bridge)
Hardknott Pass Unstarted Cockley Beck to Dalegarth
Side Gates road Complete A593 junction to B5343
Wrynose Pass In progress A593 junction to Cockley Beck Done from A593 junction to Wrynose/Side Gates junction
Newlands Hause Complete B5292 at Braithwaite to B5289 at Buttermere
Whinlatter Pass In progress B5292 at Braithwaite to B5292 at High Lorton Done from A66 to Hopebeck junction
Honister Pass Unstarted

Public transport mapping

Similarly, ensuring that public transport connections in the Lake District have been surveyed in detail would be useful to visitors. This includes bus routes and rail connections. Probably doesn’t need to include the Lakes line around the coast.

See Cumbria bus timetables, Stagecoach’s maps and the UK quarterly project.

Cycle route mapping

National Cycle Route coverage in the Lake District seems to be complete, but more detail could be added on the cycling infrastructure: where are there separate lanes, where are roads narrow, what surface is on the cycle paths, etc.

Electric car charging points

In order to improve accessibility of the Lakes to electric cars, the electric car charging points around the area should be mapped.

Mapping in specific areas

Kendal

  • Fix NAPTAN imports for bus stops around Kendal (they are outdated, and many of them have not been tagged properly as bus stops); add bus routes
    • Date proposed: 2017-07-03
    • Date started: 2017-12-23
  • Map the new residential areas (4 of them) around Kendal
    • Date proposed: 2017-07-03
    • Date started: 2017-07-03