[OSM-talk] Bicycle boulevards
christoph at b3e.net
Wed Jun 10 11:55:06 BST 2009
Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 10 Jun 2009, at 03:25, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> 2009/6/9 Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>:
>>> I'm curious if bicycle boulevards would qualify as living streets, given
>>> that a living street would most closely describe a bicycle boulevard in
>>> OSM terms, though a bicycle boulevard might lack pedestrian facilities.
>>> Frequently, these are not streets you would want to let the kids play
>>> in, as the volume of fast-moving, near-silent vehicles would present a
>>> very real collision hazard at peak traffic times. This kind of way has
>>> sprung up only in the last 10 years or so, and almost all of them were
>>> formerly highway=residential prior to becoming bicycle boulevards.
>> I would still like to see the cycleroad-proposal become reality,
>> because these kind of streets IMHO merit their own class.
> In my eyes, that road would be simply tagged with highway=cycleway.
In Germany bicycle boulevards and normal cycle ways are different types
of roads with different rules applying to them. Bicycle boulevards also
tend to look more like proper roads than cycle ways. For example
residental roads are often re-designated as bicycle boulevards. I would
find it odd if these would then appear only as dashed blue lines on the map.
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