[Tagging] More cycleway=* values needed
mok at bioxray.dk
Sat Dec 5 16:35:05 GMT 2009
From recent discussions on the talk-dk list, it seems that all
mappers who have spoken out agree that the current scheme for tagging
cycleways  is not adequate for conditions in Denmark.
The currently available values on the cycleway key are: lane and track
(apart from the opposite* values, which are not relevant here.) From
the description and images given in :
* lane is a bicycle route that is separated from the driveway with
a painted line on the pavement.
* track is a bicycle route that is separate from the road. On the
picture, it is separated by a strip of grass.
In Denmark, especially in urban areas, cycleways are almost always
constructed using curbstones. I've attached a small photo to show you
what that looks like. Often, you find cars parked like seen on the
picture. Until know, the consensus has been to tag these using
"cycleway=track". However, it is the consensus of the danish mappers
that we would like an option to specifically tag the curb-delimited
We considered proposing:
which is short, but as someone pointed out, you don't actually ride
the bike on the curb like you do the track or the lane. Alternatively
we could use:
which is more accurate. A different approach altogether would be to
use something like:
Here, "delimited" is qualified because the delimiter could refer to
another part of the construction (e.g. the road itself or a footway).
This form is more general, since delimited:cycleway=* could have other
values like grass, fence, ditch, etc.
It would be useful with a bit of feedback from the international OSM
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