[Tagging] Shoulder and traffic indicator tags

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Aug 8 20:49:45 BST 2010

On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 09:50:02 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM, Anthony
> <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 4:13 AM, Nathan Edgars II
>> <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Shoulders are actually more important to pedestrians than cyclists. A
>>> good cyclist won't care if there's a shoulder, but a good pedestrian
>>> must walk against traffic and be prepared to get out of the way if
>>> walking in the travel lane. So if anything they should be
>>> footway=shoulder.
>> I don't buy it.  Where I live most roadways have shoulders for bicycles
>> and sidewalks for pedestrians.  Yes, bicycles are allowed to share the
>> main roadway, but only if for some reason the shoulder is unsuitable.
> Where is this? In Florida bicycles are always allowed to use the
> rightmost lane, though they must keep to the right side of it if it's
> wider than normal.

That's not Florida-specific, that's USDOT mandate.

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