[Tagging] Proposed definition for cycleways

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 20:27:03 GMT 2010


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:23 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
>
> Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> writes:
>>
>> After much thought, I think I've finally decided that the definition I would
>> like for cycleway would be something like "the way is especially well suited
>> to use by bicycles".
>
> The point of a map is to convey something to the user, and so the
> question is what most people want to know, and how to encode that with a
> relatively small number of terms.  So, I think your definition is
> something that boils down to "would someone call this a bike path or a
> walkway", but that having a list of properties is helpful.

Let me say back to you what you just said: "A cycleway is a cycleway
if someone would call this a bike path". IMHO that's not helpful.




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