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

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 21:05:16 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 3:34 AM, Alex Mauer <hawke at hawkesnest.net> wrote:
>> My point is: There is an important difference between
>> - a real, official cycleway (prohibited by law for others)
>> - some way that looks like it was pretty much suitable for cycling
> I would suggest that the difference between tagging for your two
> examples is most likely legal, and therefore:
> highway=path+access=no+bicycle=designated for the former and
> highway=path+bicycle=yes for the latter.

Close - but bicycle=yes just means bicycles are legal
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Access). For "suitability"
(whatever that means), I'd suggest bicycle=yes + bicycle:suitable=yes.

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