[Tagging] bicycle=no

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 11:44:42 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Isn't this what Mike was referring to when he said "... access to
> non-copyright information on legal status ... is reasonably available
> in the public domain in England and Wales" ?

So there are actually law books there that say "road so-and-so may be
/ may not be cycled on"? And are you supposed to carry that law book
with you if you get to a new city to decide whether or not you are
allowed to take that shortcut there?

> Andre are you saying that bicycle=yes/no should *only* be used when
> there is a corresponding sign on the ground?

No, on the contrary. I think we should use whatever clue is available
as to the intention of the road owner of what kind of transportation
the road is meant for. But I do this with clues on and around the road
itself. A sign to me is merely a very clear and (usually) definitive
and unambiguous clue. As such, I see no need to give it a category of
its own.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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