[Tagging] bicycle=no

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 3 10:06:18 GMT 2009


On public land you can usually push a bike and be treated as a pedestrian,
but that's not always the case on private land (eg the University Parks in
Oxford) - bicycles are banned altogether.

So there is a distinction, but it can probably be achieved by using
bicycle=no for situations where riding is not allowed, and
access=private+foot=permissive for situations where bicycles aren't allowed.

I've seen bicycle=dismount tags. This is for situations on UK highways where
there's a sign saying "Cyclists Dismount" - but in the UK there is no formal
offence for disobeying the sign, and most cyclists would treat the sign as
meaning "slow down and be careful". This probably ought to be tagged using a
different key, since it is probably UK-specific.

IMHO the access tags for bicycle need to be expanded to cover the subtleties
of bicycle provision/control (see the consolidation talk page for my
suggestions), rather than trying to divide paths into a binary
footway/cycleway.

Richard
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