[Tagging] bicycle=no

Mike Harris mikh43 at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 3 08:50:00 GMT 2009

IMHO it would be more useful if bicycle=no meant 'no cycling' ... I think
there are quite a few situations where a cyclist could wheel (or carry) the
bike but not ride it. Without bicycle=no it would be difficult to know that
it was 'no cycling' but with 'bicycle=no' + 'foot=yes' it would be
reasonable to assume a default that the cyclist could wheel / carry the

I agree that horses are different - walking a horse is usually not allowed
where riding a horse is not allowed (for protection of the surface) and
carrying the horse is relatively uncommon, at least around here.

Mike Harris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tagging-bounces at openstreetmap.org 
> [mailto:tagging-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of James 
> Livingston
> Sent: 02 December 2009 21:32
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: [Tagging] bicycle=no
> Hi all,
> Because we were having *so* much fun repeating the 
> footway-cycleway-path debate again, here's another related 
> question: what does bicycle=no actually mean, no bicycles or 
> no cycling?
> Last night I asked on IRC whether anyone know how to tag a 
> "Cyclists must dismount" sign, and would bicycle=dismount or 
> similar make sense. A summary of the conversation between 
> several of us:
> * Isn't that what bicycle=no means, that's what I thought it meant?
> * How do you tag "no bicycles" then, bicycle=really_no_i_mean_it?
> * The same would apply to horses, I'd guess you can't walk a 
> horse through a horse=no area
> * There are a couple of uses of bicycle=dismount already on osmdoc
> * In France, if you are walking your bike you're considered a 
> pedestrian. So it's a footpath
> * Over here, you can cycle on any footpath unless otherwise 
> signposted, to confuse the situation
> * What does a sign consisting of a crossed red circle with a 
> bike in it mean? That probably varies between countries too
> So, tagging list, how are you supposed to tag "cyclists must 
> dismount", tag "no bicycles" and what does bicycle=no mean?
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