It is impossible to get cycling trails approved in Germany
Since the criteria changes and the November AMA I cycled along all cycling trails in my hometown and nominated those trails at the trail markers I have found. All in all I have made 40 nominations on more than 50km of cycling trails. In the northern part of the town the review time is pretty fast. It only takes two months until a decision. So I have got some decisions there. 10 got rejected so far with 3 of them twice. This means I got 13 rejections so far. None of thse nominations got accepted so far.
Those trail markers are mostly located at important junctions where two or more cycling trails meet. All those cycling trails are touristic orientated trails. Which should be eliglbe under the new criteria.
Basically with all the nominations I have followed the same pattern. I have mentioned the trails and there length in the descriptions. Sometimes I have focused on on of the trail and gave some more informations about the trail. In the supporting informations I gave a link to the route and a route description.
I have made sure with the supporting information and the supporting image that the location is easily identifable on the map.
Here is an example of a rejection. The rejection mail gave me two rejection reasons. The first one was does not meet criteria and the second one was innapropiate location. This trail marker represents three cycling trails and leads towards two nod points. I have marked them red here for better visualbility. (I have edited this picture only for this post. It is not the original image I used in the nomination) I mentioned those trails by their names in the description. The location should have been easily identifieable. You can see the shadow of the trail marker on the satelite image and there is a photosphere.
If I understand the AMA correctly, these nominations should have been accepted. If I got the AMA wrong, then I do not know how to get cycling trails over here approved. Those cycling trails have no maps, no trail heads or any other possible object which could be a representative of the trail.
@NianticCasey-ING Since there is no indication of a new AMA soon. I would appreciate if there could be an official word on cycling trail nominations. The problem with the November AMA is that there are no examples we can point to, when nominating those trails. I fear that the problem is that cycling trail markers are standardized here, which means they all look very similar. Most people probably envision something fancy when they read the AMA. Maybe you could clarify, if those standardized trail markers fit the conditions you mentioned in the AMA.