[Tagging] Shoulder and traffic indicator tags

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 4 21:29:59 BST 2010


You can drive on some cycle lanes (and walk on some cycle tracks), so
I wouldn't advise using exclusivity as a defining criterion for using
the cycleway tag myself. But so long as your tagging is clear, it
doesn't really matter.

Richard


On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 9:19 PM, Daniel Tremblay <tremblad at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 ...
>
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> Daniel
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> 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:
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>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bicycle#Cycle_lanes_and_bus.2Ftaxi_lanes
>>
>> Cheers
>> Dave F.
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