[Tagging] Shoulder and traffic indicator tags

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 4 20:28:25 BST 2010

I take the cycleway tag to be a statement of how it looks to a middling cyclist:

is there a cycle track
is there a cycle (or in some places a bus, taxi and cycle) lane
is there a shoulder
is it uncomfortably narrow or quite wide
has someone put a series of markings in the gutter, to encourage
motorists not to drive too close

So as far as I'm concerned, feel free to put any value that reasonably
expresses that. Add new values to the wiki (though you should indicate
that the value is new/unrendered).

On a semantic note, "sharrow" is not a term in common use in the UK,
but is becoming a recognised term internationally for
logos-but-no-lane-marking. Sometimes there are arrows as well as bike
logos (eg Belgium). They aren't common in the UK, because of
restrictions on the use of logos in the signs regulations.


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