Road system in Plowford

Posted by Yuanls on 29 April 2017 in English (English)

Hi everyone:

I have been furthering my work on Plowford but I have noticed that the road system in central and northern Plowford looks a I'm not exactly sure how to describe it but it doesn't look right. Any suggestions on what to do? Bear in mind that I have only mapped the main roads and the preexisting roads. Roads built during urbanisation have not been included.

If you can give me any advice on what you think is wrong, please tell me below. Any other queries or suggestions are welcome!



Location: Stonor Road, Plowford, Decton and Plowford, Glaster

Comment from lars on 29 April 2017 at 13:14

I think it Looks not right because the stonor Road is a dead end road. The road should go further on, For example to The bridge of The pottery was.

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Comment from Myrcia on 29 April 2017 at 14:29

This isn't hugely helpful but I noticed this roundabout is going the wrong way round.

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Comment from ilikemaps on 30 April 2017 at 02:10

The thing that makes it look wrong to me is the pedestrian road in the centre of the city, and I don't know what wood lane is doing.The pedestrian road should be more bendy or line up with the road to monksbury. Other than that your mapping is great.

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Comment from UN1TY on 30 April 2017 at 06:55

I think the quality of your mapping is quite excellent with good attention to detail, particularly in your land use planning.

Regarding Plowford's streets, I think a few small adjustments will improve it's appearance: First, Duare Road should connect with the roundabout. Stoner Road should continue further. Pottery Way and the pedestrian street should have bridge tags over the River Elle.

Also, it's common for towns along rivers to have streets and/or railways parallel to the riverbank. That alone will make the town look much more harmonious with it's surroundings.

Other that that, the only problems I see are some one-way errors: at this roundabout, a segment of Decton Road, and also here.

I hope this is helpful for you.

Happy Mapping!

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Comment from Yuanls on 30 April 2017 at 09:06

Thanks for the feedback guys! I'll begin making improvements today. Check back to see the progression!

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Comment from MrOobling on 30 April 2017 at 09:37

Another thing I noticed is that there are a lot of bridges across the river. This is a fairly big river- a bridge across it would be expensive. Perhaps remove 1 or 2 bridges.

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Comment from Yuanls on 30 April 2017 at 11:48

You're right about that. I'm going to reroute the river to the north. Not many rivers flow directly through major settlements anyway. In all honesty, I'm quite glad I'm doing this.

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Comment from lars on 30 April 2017 at 14:11

now it looks much bether! nice correction, i like your mapping style realy

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Comment from ilikemaps on 1 May 2017 at 12:01

That pedestrian road still looks wrong to me, but I'm not sure why

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Comment from zhenkang on 1 May 2017 at 13:41

Possibly you can have a alternative trunk road along the river here. To manage possible traffic into the town. Haha

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