[Tagging] Is cycleway:right=lane necessary on a one-way street?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 04:45:37 BST 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 9:32 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> but doesn't this not just reduce the bike traffic to the opposite
>> direction? Would you say that the oneway direction is already
>> implicit?
> cycleway=opposite_lane means travel in *both* the forward direction,
> and the backward direction. I don't think we have a way to express a
> road which has a cycleway only in the opposite direction

I've seen this called a contraflow bike lane. The only difference
between an actual contraflow bike lane and a one-way street that's
two-way for bikes is a centerline, and we don't normally tag whether a
street has a centerline. So I don't think it's worth distinguishing
between these two cases. In other words:
*cycleway=opposite: one-way street with bikes allowed both ways;
equivalent to oneway:bicycle=no
*cycleway=opposite_lane: one-way street with bike lane, bikes allowed
the other way; equivalent to cycleway=lane oneway:bicycle=no
and if you want, centerline=yes/no.

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