[Tagging] difference between cycletrack and cycleway

Sander Deryckere sanderd17 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 19:21:12 BST 2011

Sorry to post this in the wrong mailing list then. So almost all cycleways
going through the country
should be tagged as paths (since they rarely have such a sign). Well, then
there is a lot of work to do.

I believe this discussion can be closed.

2011/4/18 Ben Laenen <benlaenen at gmail.com>

> We've already solved this in Belgium (and talk-be@ is the better place to
> discuss this since this rule is different in every country):
> highway=cycleway is to be used when it is signed with the round blue sign
> of a
> cycleway, regardless of its location. Most of these will indeed be
> cycleways
> belonging to a road, but there are a few cycleways on itself in the country
> (even though it's IMHO not the best option according to the traffic code)
> for other paths that don't belong to a road where cars can go, use
> highway=path -- and add access tags if there are other traffic signs, like
> vehicle=no + bicycle=yes
> A router should detect the highway=cycleway parallel to the road and make
> use
> of it (probably easier said than done).

> Greetings
> Ben
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