[Tagging] Proposed definition for cycleways

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Jan 6 13:51:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 5:06 AM, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:06 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> therefore, highway=footway, bicycle=designated means highway=cycleway,
> >> foot=designated, which means highway=path, foot=designated,
> >> bicycle=designated.
> >>
> No, a highway=footway, bicycle=designated is not the same as
> highway=cycleway, foot=designated. If you just try to understand the
> wiki definitions and not over-interpret them, you see that cycleway is
> mainly/exclusively for bicycles where pedestrians might be allowed or
> tolerated (depending of the country) and a footway is
> mainly/exclusively for pedestrians where bicycles might be allowed or
> tolerated.

Seems to me the wiki is inconsistent about how to treat
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:120px-Zeichen_240.svg.png and
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Image:120px-Zeichen_241.svg.png then.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dpath/Examples says that
such "A path designated for pedestrians and cyclists equally." can be tagged
as highway=cycleway, foot=designated OR highway=path, foot=designated,
bicycle=designated.  I assume, for the sake of logical consistency, that
highway=footway, bicycle=designated would also be allowed.

> These definitions feet well for countries where the
> "mainly/exclusively" role is easy to determin which seems to be the
> case in Europe.

Those signs I showed you are European signs, right?  Is the wiki wrong?

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah, it's a bit ugly. Should we be deprecating one or the other, or doing
> mass updates or something?

I don't think it's ugly at all.  I think it finally makes sense.
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