[Tagging] More cycleway=* values needed

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Dec 7 11:53:14 GMT 2009

Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
> On 06/12/2009, at 16.16, Dave F. wrote:
>> Unfortunately I couldn't view your photo, but going on Steve B.'s link,
> Oops, I forgot to attach the pictures. Try again :-) The first picture 
> is typical of a city street, where you'll often see cars parked on the 
> street along the cycleway. The second picture is a cycleway along a 
> larger road, typically leading into a city. (The sidewalk is on the 
> far side of the strip of grass.)
>> I'd map it separate from the road & tag it as highway=cycleway & leave
>> it as that.
>> It makes cycleway=track redundant:
> We use this in several cases, however, we have so many cycleways here, 
> that in cities it becomes unmanagable to use separate ways. I am 
> willing to explain this in depth, but I don't want to introduce that 
> discussion in this thread.
Can you give us synopsis?
> It is the feeling of the danish OSM community that we need to be able 
> to tag cycleways that are part of the road construct, separated with a 
> curbstone like seen in the two pictures below.
I would, & have, tagged examples like these as highway=cycleway. The 
kerb/curb is the defined separating boundary in exactly the same way a 
grass verge or fence does.
The fact cars block the way doesn't mean it's not separate.

Dave F.

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