[Tagging] bicycle=no

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 21:47:36 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> Fortunately, you're not mapping for a router.  If there's no verifiable
> data, you shouldn't map anything at all.  I guess "unknown" would also be
> acceptable, though.

I think this is an important point. It becomes a problem when people
try to map the *law*, because legal status is often difficult to
verify - e.g. you can't see it!

I tend to only map legal status when it is directly marked by signage
on the ground - at least you can see signs (i.e. their existence is
verifiable). So if there's a sign with a bicycle on it and a "no
pedestrians" sign, that should give enough confidence to go with
highway=cycleway, etc.

If there's no signage, stick with highway=path, surface=*, width=* -
these are verifiable without sifting through a law book.

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