[Tagging] Shoulder and traffic indicator tags

Daniel Tremblay tremblad at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 14:18:14 BST 2010

For me, bicycle=yes means that it is safe for bicycle or that bicycle is
officialy allowed on that road.  Maybe I could apply the tag for the
"sharrow" definition given in the discussion.  Maybe it is the best way to
do it without creating new tags or tag values.  Bicycle=yes on marked
sharrow roads might do the job ...

But I would not tag unmarked road with bicycle=yes because it become

Is a 90km/h primary road safe bikeable?  It there are shoulders, I might go
on the road, even if there are no marks at all.  But, I would not bring my
kids on that (shoulder or not).  So, it could be a bicycle=yes for me, but I
would be misleading for many cyclists.

I may go on a tiertiary road (low traffic) with no shoulder, even if
there are no cycling marks.  Then again, some cyclists might be
uncomfortable on such road.  So, bicycle=yes for me, but misleading for

Yes, I can bike on normal lane and I do it.  I don't like however to find
myself on a 90km/h road with no shoulders.  This is the kind of situation I
would like to avoid when preparing my trip.  This is why the shoulder
indicator would be usefull IMO.

Thanks for your input.

Quote from Nathan's answer

> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 8:25 AM, Daniel Tremblay <tremb... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Back to the primary objective of my suggestion: when I am preparing a
> > cycling ride on unknown-to-me roads that are not marked as cycleways, I
> > would like to know if those are bike-able:
> The tag for this is bicycle=yes/no.
> > it is paved or not (already there),
> Yes, this is good to know too.
> > maxspeed (already there),
> Unless it's lower than normal cycling speed this has nothing to do with
> cycling.
> > is there a shoulder or not (not there),
> You can ride in the normal traffic lane, you know...


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