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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Jan 5 19:46:02 GMT 2010


Richard Mann wrote:

> 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. :|

I'm suddenly reminded of the W34 Special sign found in California near
the Mexican border.
http://www.phototour.minneapolis.mn.us/pics/5399.jpg







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