Benches on a Trail
I am looking for clarification for the eligibility of benches along a trail. There is a paved trail that I frequent, which is 12 miles long. There is nothing along this trail except for signs when it is intersecting a road, mile posts, and a bench every 1/2mile to 1mile. It is my opinion that these benches functionally serve the same as trail markers, and encourage you to walk/bike further. I often think to myself, "I'll turn around at the next bench," or "I will take a rest at the next bench." They serve as a marker to make me walk a little further than I otherwise would. However, I know my opinion may not be that of Niantic's, so I am seeking clarification. These particular benches only have plaques stating the boy scout troop that made them and the company that donated them; they are not memorial benches.
Should I continue to nominate these, or are they entirely ineligible? I have nominated 2 so far, both of which were rejected.
Edit: I found this in the 3.1 Release Notes: "We know this will introduce more possibilities within categories like ‘generic businesses’, potentially benefiting smaller communities that may only have a generic, but still locally important, business. Or for seemingly common objects like benches or phone booths, which if out of context/rare within it’s landscape, are actually pretty cool objects to explore."
I would argue that these benches, which are each at least 1/2mile apart, are "out of context/rare" within the landscape of a pretty empty hiking trail. Opinions?