What is considered safe pedestrian access?
I am getting a little frustrated with some of my nominations being rejected lately and I want to improve the process in which I submit them. I live in a small, Northern town in Canada; we admittedly don't have a lot of sidewalk space here, outside of our downtown core.
I am just trying to figure out what is and isn't eligible for "Safe pedestrian access", as I seem to be receiving mixed reviews from reviewers and from Niantic themselves. I have seen it stated that a sidewalk or trail is required (1), for safe access. I have also seen it stated that safe access is defined as safely accessible by foot (2). By Niantic's very definition, parks or grassy areas without sidewalks or trails or waypoints inside buildings wouldn't qualify under (1), but would qualify under (2) .Unfortunately, I have gotten 3 ineligible reviews in the last 2 weeks based on not having safe pedestrian access, simply because there was no sidewalk going to that public building (with a proposed waypoint inside of it) and/or grassy area (which I do not believe is in the spirit of this criteria - correct me if I'm wrong).
We have a number of areas in our town and the surroundings that have open green spaces (grassy areas) that fit (2), but would not meet under criteria (1), because of a lack of defined trails and/or sidewalks going to these areas. These areas have signs, playgrounds, parks, etc inside of them. Some have been approved in the past, others not.
Anyways, I am just trying to get a better sense of what the community thinks about this, so I can better prepare my nominations in the future. Thank you.