[Tagging] bicycle=no

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 04:26:32 GMT 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> *Sigh*.  I'll bite.  What would be a fence which is a barrier to one, but
> not to the other?  You know barrier doesn't mean "impenetrable", right?

Well a series of boulders is a barrier to vehicles, but not even
noticeable to pedestrians.

> Yes, you are.  And presumably certain types of barriers have different
> defaults.  But a fence which allows access?

Sure, like fences around golf driving ranges that protect people
outside from golf balls, but might have gaps.

>> Oh, and add barrier=barricade, for a low anti-car obstruction.
>> (barrier=roadblock? I'm thinking of these barriers you often see around
>> parks here, two vertical poles with a long vertical pole bolted across,
>> about knee height. Usually treated pine.)
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:barrier%3Dcycle_barrier ?

Pretty similar - but poorly named for this instance. The barriers I'm
thinking of have to do with bicycles - they keep cars out of
pedestrian areas.

Incidentally, I notice that the definitions of "bicycle=yes",
"bicycle=no" on that page conflict with what has been said elsewhere
on this thread - they define practical access, not legal access.


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