[Tagging] Differences in cycleways

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 14:56:58 GMT 2011

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 2:30 PM,  <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> I suspect that I am not the only one who has been confused by the totally-unrelated meanings of highway=track (a minor, rural road) and cycleway=track (a cycleway along side an automobile road).  I don't know which one came first, but it is unfortunate that the naming scheme wasn't more consistent.

Sorry. English has a habit of doing that, but it matches what highway
engineers/planners call them. They wouldn't pick "cycleway" as the
name for the key, however (they'd use cycle_facility or


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