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Re: Commuting to office on Cycle

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Beware of the Tram-tracks. Always cross them at as close a 90° angle as possible. If you fall under a Tram, you're finished.
and if you survive you're likely to be fined by the police for "loss of control of the vehicle". Yes it works even when one falls due to the slippery tram tracks.
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Thanks for that. Do you know where I can find a key on the map for what all the symbols mean (e.g. yellow triangle, pink square)? I couldn't see one.
I too couldn't find a key, but click on the different icons on the map and they give details... all start with "Road traffic accidents with injury to persons involving at least one bicycle (incl. electric bicycles) (Federal Roads Office)" in English then more details in German - these vary depending on the symbol... such as - Pink Square is "Unfalltyp - Schleuder- oder Selbstunfall".

But yes, it would be more helpful if there was a separate key

EDIT. The symbol made up of 4 small pale blue squares seems to be for accidents involving fatalities.
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Re: Commuting to office on Cycle

You can see the key when you click on the (i) symbol on the layer list. It's only in Swiss national languages though. Basically triangle is light injury, square is serious injury, four squares is for accident with fatalities. The color codes the type of accident (loss of control, road crossing, changing lanes...)
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Re: Commuting to office on Cycle

Well, at least there's no fatalities on my commute. Though there must be many more accidents that don't get reported. I came off quite badly last year on some wet works railway line rails. Bust myself up pretty good but after assistance from some helpful passerbys I was able to make my way gingerly back home.

They did suggest calling for an ambulance but I refused having read on here I'd probably get a fine for it. The rails are dangerous there even when not wet, but the full blame would have been put on me.
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Re: Commuting to office on Cycle

I have an app called OSMAnd which uses OpenStreetMaps downloadable maps - so no using up your data plan with this. It lets you blend in cycle routes which I find really handy - I mount the phone on the handlebars so it is easy to navigate.

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Re: Commuting to office on Cycle

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Thanks for that. Do you know where I can find a key on the map for what all the symbols mean (e.g. yellow triangle, pink square)? I couldn't see one.

It's a bit hidden - hit the Settings and then Info box next to the layer of the map.





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