[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.

cheers,
Martin



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