Wiki errors at Bedford

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Wiki errors at Bedford

Post by roadphotos » Tue Nov 13, 2018 19:56

The SABRE Wiki needs updating around Bedford. The Branston Way is now part of the A6 (was A428). The SABRE Wiki still says that the Bedford Western By-Pass (The Branston Way) is part of the A428 but it has recently been reclassified as the A6 and most of the signs have now been changed. I hope this is helpful.

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Re: Wiki errors at Bedford

Post by Steven » Tue Nov 13, 2018 21:13

All members of SABRE have access to change the pages themselves (and indeed the point is that it is collaborative) - why don't you give it a go?
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Re: Wiki errors at Bedford

Post by roadphotos » Fri Nov 01, 2019 02:11

I can't seem to be able to change it myself but the information on the Wiki has been wrong for at least a year now as it's over a year since the Branston Way to the west of Bedford was renumbered from the A428 to the A6. One thing that I found interesting when driving along this road is that although the signs were changed from the A428 to the A6 some of them now have A6 and then the A428 in brackets signed for Cambridge suggesting that the A428 is the road at the end of this by-pass but the road is actually the A421. This must surely be an error on the new signs
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Re: Wiki errors at Bedford

Post by Viator » Fri Nov 01, 2019 06:31

Thanks for the "heads-up", roadphotos. I've now revised the A428 article in respect of the Bedford changes you mention -- and will check out the need for concomitant updates to other, related articles shortly.

As Steven says (above), the Wiki is a collaborative project which any member can edit, so I'm not sure why you weren't able to do so on this occasion. Feel free to send me a PM if you'd like to discuss this in more detail.

I'll leave it for others who know more about the rules for destination and route signing to comment on the correctness or otherwise of the signs -- such as this one -- on the A6 Bedford western bypass. The situation is that this is indeed the way to Cambridge, although the route numbers involved are (successively) A6, A421, A1, A428. The A428 is certainly right as being the final route in the sequence -- but I suppose the question is: could the arrangement of the destinations as shown on this sign be confusing for drivers heading for Milton Keynes and/or Luton? As I say, I don't know the rules!

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Re: Wiki errors at Bedford

Post by Steven » Fri Nov 01, 2019 08:34

roadphotos wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 02:11
I can't seem to be able to change it myself
What happens when you try? Do you get an error message that we can look at getting fixed?
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Re: Wiki errors at Bedford

Post by Viator » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:14

I think I've now made all the changes to other pages necessitated by the renumbering of the Bedford western bypass.

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