[Tagging] Differences in cycleways

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 21:17:14 GMT 2011


http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Oxford,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.763179,-1.235468&spn=0,0.009602&z=17&layer=c&cbll=51.763263,-1.235435&panoid=2D4TwRiiHwpu0OraA8vbPA&cbp=12,7.14,,0,5

Some people (not me particularly) might complain that your example has
cycle tracks that are shared with pedestrians. The example above has
separate footways and cycle tracks on both sides (and priority for the
cycle tracks at side roads, which is a distinct novelty for the UK!)

Richard

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Robert Elsenaar <robert at elsenaar.info> wrote:
> Ladies and gentlemen,
>
> All great thoughts. Peter i take your critisism on the right way.
> Still you didn't answer my call for help.
>
> Let go back to the base of my question:
> cycleway=track
> =============
> Who can give me examples on Google street view of what we have to
> concider to be cycleway-tracks?
> - Go to Google map Streetview
> - find a good example of what you consider to be a cycleway=track
> - Use the "Link" in the left upper corner
> - Post this link.
>
> Let me start:
> http://maps.google.nl/maps?hl=nl&ie=UTF8&ll=52.235698,5.701776&spn=0.006163,0.021136&z=16&layer=c&cbll=52.235696,5.701937&panoid=amiIS_Sdj-ssgyQipVgJ3Q&cbp=12,274.9,,1,4.23
> This is a real cycleway track I think
>
> Please post your ultimate cycleway=track !!!!!!!
>
> -Robert-
>
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Richard Mann
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 3:56 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Differences in cycleways
>
> 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
> cycle_farcility).
>
> Richard
>
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