[Tagging] Tagging highway=cycleway without explicit knowledge of the law?

Nop ekkehart at gmx.de
Sat Dec 12 17:21:02 GMT 2009


Am 12.12.2009 14:53, schrieb Pieren:
> I don't understand why this discussion is (again) happening on this
> list.

Because there is an unsolved problem and about every two months somebody 
stumbles over it.

> Every two monthes, the australians and americans are complaining
> here that the current definitions of cycleway/path are not clear and
> should be redefined or even better deprecated.

And I thought the Germans were complaining loudest. :-)

It is simply true, the wiki is very fuzzy and the topic needs a much 
better definition.

> I just wanted to say
> that what is on the wiki in english is a compromise for all countries
> since more than a year now. The tags apply in a huge amount of
> objects. If a country is not happy about the definition, he can
> improve it in its own wiki page with its local rules/practices. This
> is done by many countries now in the wiki. It seems that australiens
> and americans are just considering the problem differently because the
> main wiki pages are in english and they feel responsible to adapt the
> definitions for the whole world.
> So please, go ahead with your own definitions and usages of
> path/cycleway but in your local-talk-list's and wiki's.

No, you are wrong there. We already have a lot of contradictory 
descriptions in the wiki - for the same tags. The basic cycleway/footway 
have about 6 different interpretations, all anchored somewhere in the 
wiki and all disputed. There is no consent globally, neither is there a 
consent within a single country.

Even the question whether the tags should be used locally with different 
meanings or globally with a unified meaning is still under discussion.

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