[Tagging] difference between cycletrack and cycleway

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 18:46:51 BST 2011

On 4/18/2011 1:22 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/4/18 Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com>:
>> In that case, where one legally has to use the sidepath, the main roadway
>> should be tagged bicycle=no or bicycle=local.
> no.
> It is an implication and as I tried to say, there are exceptions (if
> the usage of the cycleway is not reasonable, be if for its condition
> (snow, state of the paving, littering, parked cars, ...)
Just like you're allowed to drive (with extreme care) on the wrong side 
of a dual carriageway if a fallen tree is blocking the correct side.

  or because it
> goes where you don't want to go, say you wanted to turn left and it
> goes straight).

Good point. Perhaps a modification of local could cover this case (use 
only if it's locally the shortest path)? Or maybe we could just leave 
the highway untagged and trust that a cyclist will know the rules, since 
what really matters is when one cannot make a certain movement by bike 
(hence it's important to tag sidewalks on one-way streets bicycle=no if 
there's a legal prohibition).

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