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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 08:40:47 BST 2010


On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 3:14 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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:
>
> The case I was thinking of had a painted green bike lane with arrows
> pointing "backwards".
>
[...]
>
> Well, that's not my understanding. You're saying that the reverse-flow
> cycle traffic doesn't ride in the bike lane, but I thought it did. The
> wiki wording is pretty vague: "The route is a lane, but bicycles may
> go in the direction opposite of other traffic."

Oh, bleh. You're talking about a situation where a bike lane on one
side of the road is two-way:
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/pedbike/05085/chapt15.cfm#pra
I don't know how I'd tag that, but I'd certainly add a cycle_hazard=* tag.



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