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Alpe-Adria Radweg Motor-rail service & routing

Friday 28 July
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The Alpe-Adria Radweg (CAAR) involves a short section on a motorrail service in order to avoid a steep mountain pass. 

Although it's marked as a cycle route, cycle.travel doesn't follow this route and sends you on a 150km diversion over the mountain pass instead:  http://cycle.travel/map/journey/46424

The motorrail is marked as a cycle route on OSM (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/366095457#map=12/47.0308/13.1530&layers=CD), so not sure why the routing is taking such a large diversion? 

Comments

Fri 28 Jul, 21:22

Because cycle.travel doesn't route over railways, simply put! It's on my list to look at but it's not a trivial change - currently we have 24 road types or so; this will be a 25th but that has knock-on effects on all the routeplanner code. 

Sat 12 Aug, 12:02

Thanks for the comment Richard - I thought that maybe because it was marked as a cycle route it might be handled differently to a 'regular' railway. 

Would be great if you could look into this but given there are probably very few places where this is an issue I doubt it's that important - will just have to use BaseCamp for this stretch!