[Tagging] Differences in cycleways

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 22:05:46 GMT 2011

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Robert Elsenaar <robert at elsenaar.info> wrote:
> In my study of the evolution of mapping cycleways in OSM I found out there
> was a moment cyclistshad a problem to render lanes and tracks and had the
> strong wish to create usefull cyclemaps. They did decide to avoid the render
> problem en start mapping for the renderer. apperently they made the
> descition to map all cycle pathes that are a little bit saperated  from the
> car lane directly as highway=cycleway.

Nope - it's more precise than using cycleway=track on the road, and no
different than mapping frontage roads separately from the main lanes.
How would you map this without making the sidewalk separate from the

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