[Tagging] bicycle=no

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Dec 20 22:29:05 GMT 2009

Steve Bennett wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, ask yourself: what verifiable information about this path can I
>> share with others? That's what you should tag. In this example,
>> "surface=pavers, width=0.75" sounds fine to me.
> I actually can't think what that information would be useful for. You're
> effecitvely saying you want mappers to encode lots of information that the
> renderer/router will distill down to a "fuzzy category" later on. That's a
> very inefficient way to do things.

Suitability for certain types of vehicles.  Can I take a bicycle
down this if I've got my kid on a third-wheel pusher? Can I take a
bicycle down this with a 1m wide trailer?

> Well, dunno about exact tags, but something like "highway=footway
> bicycle_suitability=low". That single nugget of information ("low", but not
> "zero") is worth much more than descriptive information about the pavers,
> the grass, the width, the kerbs, etc etc.

Except highway=footway is automatically bicycle=no.

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