[Tagging] difference between cycletrack and cycleway

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Apr 19 01:29:06 BST 2011

On 04/18/2011 09:25 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/4/18 Andre Engels <andreengels-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org>:
>> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Sander Deryckere <sanderd17-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> 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.

In those cases, just to be on the safe side, it's probably a good idea
to make the road bicycle=no

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