[Tagging] Proposed definition for cycleways (was Re: bicycle=no)

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 5 11:45:17 GMT 2010


On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Nop <ekkehart at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> Am 05.01.2010 11:45, schrieb Richard Mann:
> > On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Nop <ekkehart at gmx.de
> > <mailto:ekkehart at gmx.de>> wrote:
> >
> >     Real cycleways with official signs are an obstacle to me that I need
> to
> >     avoid.
> >
> > I know German cyclists are fast, but treating cycleways like motorways
> > is ridiculous :)
>
> Ridiculous? You mean just as ridiculous as speed limits, one-ways or
> traffic lights? :-)
>
> It is prohibited by law and you can get fined for it.


It's ridiculous because pedestrians can cross a cycleway on the level (try
that on a motorway), and 99.999% of the time pedestrians can walk alongside
the cycleway on a paved footway (a facility that isn't generally provided
next to a motorway). They are very different. :|
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