[Tagging] difference between cycletrack and cycleway

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 15:25:36 BST 2011

2011/4/18 Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The problem with this tagging method is that the tag "highway=cycleway" is
>> now used for two completely different features. A cycle track next to a road
>> is something completely different from a cycleway where there is no other
>> traffic around.
> Why is it something completely different? Check
> - is this cycleway really something else on two sides of that curve?

It has different implications in some jurisdictions. E.g. in Germany
or Italy you have to use a cycleway if it goes along a road, you can't
use the road by bike any more, unless the cycleway is blocked, or for
other reasons in unusable conditions or goes to where you don't want
to go.


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