[Tagging] bicycle=no

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 22:36:21 GMT 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:09 PM, David Calder <davidjcalder at gmail.com> wrote:
> As a travelling cyclist I need to know if I am going to be able to take a
> particular road or not before I get there. I know bicycles are not permitted
> on motorways/autobahns/autovias etc so I suspect that it is implied that
> bicycle=no on roads designated as such on the Map. But sometimes, you can be
> travelling along a normal main road - a road=primary or road=trunk for
> example and suddenly you'll come across a sign like this:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/67276243@N00/4147702071/
> and then find yourself having to re-route your journey adding another 20,
> 30, 40km - not nice to find out just as it's getting dark. I've yet to see a
> paper map that will give you this information, so bicycle=no in the legal
> sense on OSM is very important to me. Just my 2p...

I don't think anyone is suggesting not tagging this as bicycle=no. The
issue, as I see it, is what to do with roads and paths where there is
_not_ a sign that specifies whether or not you may cycle there.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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