[Tagging] difference between cycletrack and cycleway
sanderd17 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 16:13:47 BST 2011
Since not everyone agrees on the fact that those things are different, I
tried to compare wikipedia to OSM (
- cycle lanes:
higway = *
cycleway = lane
- cycle tracks
higway = *
cycleway = track
*highway = cycleway
(depending on data quality)
higway = cycleway
- shared paths
highway = path
I believe that there is an inconsistency.
If people have another view or can explain why the current schema is a good
one (for all purposes: rendering, routing, data analysis ...), please share
it. I'm open to discussion.
2011/4/18 Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com>
> You always have "border cases". Like going from a tertiary to a
> unclassified road. but I think the following two ways are different. (we
> don't have streetview in belgium, so you'll have to do it with aerial
> The path crossing the Westlaan:
> The path next to the Sleihagestraat:
> Both ways are separated from a car-road. so both would have the tag
> @Martin: this is right too, you aren't allowed to drive on the
> Sleihagestraat with your bike.
> I have a feeling that there might be a difference between countries. In
> Belgium, a separated cycle track is just one where they planted a little
> hedge between the cycle track and the car-road. In the Netherlands, the
> separated cycle tracks seem more developed.
> In dutch (at least in flemish) we also have different words. We use
> "fietspad" for a track next to a road but never for a solitaire track, and
> just "pad" or "paadje" for a solitaire track.
> 2011/4/18 Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com>
>> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17 at gmail.com>
>> > The problem with this tagging method is that the tag "highway=cycleway"
>> > now used for two completely different features. A cycle track next to a
>> > is something completely different from a cycleway where there is no
>> > traffic around.
>> Why is it something completely different? Check
>> - is this cycleway really something else on two sides of that curve?
>> André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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