Mapbox maps not updated from OpenStreetMap recently?

I've noticed that around here (east London, UK), the background maps using tiles from Mapbox have not been updated to incorporate changes from the underlying OpenStreetMap.org data. This is likely to become more of a problem due to the amount of ongoing redevelopment of the area around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as the Strava maps become increasingly outdated and inaccurate.

e.g. London Marathon Community track, enclosed by OSM way https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/500928305 (last edit affecting geometry in changeset https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/55267707 ) over 7 months ago is still not visible in the background maps used by Strava. There Strava heatmap data shows the presence of a running track fairly unequivocally https://www.strava.com/heatmap#18.52/-0.01574/51.53681/hot/run

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  • It actually refreshes the map every week or so in the Android app, so I thought they would update it on the web as well, but that feature came out months ago...

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  • Will we make it to a 3 year anniversary of no website map updates?

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  • An update from OSM on the web will be much appreciated

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  • It seems Strava has changed strategies... But if $5 a month still isn't enough to get an uptodate map in the route builder, there's no way I'm paying for it

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  • Perhaps with (they hope) increased subscription revenue they will now be able to afford the $0.00 which downloading planet.osm once a month would cost them?

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  • I submitted a ticket for this issue on May 11th. On May 16th I received the reply "Sorry for the wait, and thanks for your patience. We're working hard to get to your request as soon as possible." Hopefully at some point they actually work on it, but at this point it seems less likely every day.

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  • Well, the new route builder is here, and it seems to be using recent data, but it's behind a paywall now. I was wondering why they were holding it back for so long after the launch in the mobile apps, but now we know. Feels a bit strange that I can't even use (on Strava) the updates I've done to OSM, but Strava has to make ends meet somehow. Summit felt pretty pointless, so I'm not suprised they didn't make enough of that, but taking away old features is a strange way to do this. I would've been fine with ads.

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  • Strava will  not have my 5€/month unless they display up-to-date maps on activity pages (I mean this page https://www.strava.com/activities/3499985300 for example).

    Soon these outdated maps will have to be labelled "historical maps from last decade" !!

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  • Yes they did it, up-to-date maps on activity pages. Strava take my wallet now.

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  • Now they just need to work on the map style to better differentiate road types and surfaces. 

    - All service roads are rendered identically not taking advantage of the service type to render driveways, drive-throughs and parking aisles less prominently from alleys and service roads. 

    - Tracks are rendered the same as service roads, even though a track is almost always and unprepared surface of dirt, grass or sand.

    - Footways (including those tagged as sidewalks) are rendered identically to Paths.  Paved / Unpaved look identical.

    - No surface indication at all.   At the very least you should be able to tell at a glance whether a road is paved or unpaved.

    One of my biggest complaints is that ALL ROADS ARE WHITE!  Visually that makes the map difficult to read.  Don't be afraid to use some color to indicate different classes of roads, roads from paths, paths from footways.

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  • It's a huge improvement. A quick check of my local area shows edits I made a couple of weeks ago.

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  • Yes, Strava finally did it: they updated their maps to use the latest tileset from Mapbox (based on OSM), but decided to change their whole funding model in order to help pay for it by putting most useful features behind a subscription, or at least that how it seems! However, I was happy to be a subscriber long before this issue arose and now that it seems to have been resolved, I'm happy to pay for a subscription once again since I enjoy using many of the features of Strava.

    Yes, there probably is room for improvement on the presentation of the Mapbox maps but hopefully this is a work in progress. For me, this issue has finally been put to bed, after almost 2 years!

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  • I see that paths shown on the map are now up to date but it will still not use recently added paths for routing.

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