[Tagging] Shoulder and traffic indicator tags

Daniel Tremblay tremblad at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 21:19:44 BST 2010

I buy Dave's comment (see below).

Forget about the cycleway and bicycle tags and lets develop a "shoulder" set
of tag then (which was, in the first place, the subject of this
discussion).  Mostly informative and not taken into consideration within the
opencyclemap project.

You know, after a third and fourth thoughts about this ... I can see if
there is a shoulder on almost every road in my area simply by looking at
Google Street View ...  I guess one of the purpose of Openstreetmap is to
not rely on Google or other mapping source but ...


2010/8/4 Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com>

>  On 03/08/2010 14:18, Daniel Tremblay wrote:
>> 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.
> A shoulder tag is fine, but it should be added as a sub tag of the main
> highway=* such as shoulder=yes/no & shoulder_width=* etc.
> It should not be associated with bicycle=* or cycleway=*. If it's a
> shoulder then vehicles can enter it.
> If there's a lane at the side of the road designated for bikes then it's
> not a shoulder.
> Take a look at this for relevant  examples:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bicycle#Cycle_lanes_and_bus.2Ftaxi_lanes
> Cheers
> Dave F.
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