[Tagging] Shoulder and traffic indicator tags

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 29 13:56:53 BST 2010

Am 29.07.2010 14:38, schrieb Daniel Tremblay:
> My need is to give cyclists more info when preparing their rides on road
> that are not cycleway (nor NCN, RCN, LCN).  I saw the tag "rtc_rate" but
> not find it very intuitive.

We need this kind of tags also for cycleways. I know many areas where the
international cycleway is using a quite heavy loaded street with only a
cyclelane next to it, where the parallel street is a nice calm street.

I think one tag is not enough or you have to be specific.

If I am in a hurry with a race-bicycle, I would take the bigger roads with
cycle-lanes but if I cycle with a 7 year old child I would prefer the low
traffic road even if there is no cycleway at all.

> My first thought was to document a little more some road by adding a
> shoulder tag (yes, no) and a traffic indicator tag (low, moderate,
> high).  Both responders confirmed that those tags does not exist.  For
> my cycling need, I would personnaly not go on a highway=secondary with
> no shoulder and moderate to high traffic ...  But, even with high
> traffic, I might use that road if there is shoulder ...  And, even
> without shoulder, I might go there if the traffic indicator is low.

This is one way to add more useful information to a road. But we need at least
shoulder:surface, too

Cheers colliar

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