I currently work on a routing system for kayak tours. In ArcGIS I have a polyline shapefile with each polyline representing a route with a description.
The problem I experience is with routes that include forks / parting of ways, as can be seen in the figure. It is basically one route, but is splitted in the middle (with different difficulty levels) then discharging again into the same route.
What is the easiest, best, non-problematic way to deal with this situation? Do I have to create two separate routes?
What should be considered for the solution is that the final result should be a WebGIS, with the possibility for the user to select a specific route and get information about it. If two routes are created, and the user clicks on the first segment of the route, would he be able to see that there are two different routes (as it works with the Identity tool in ArcGIS)?