[Tagging] Differences in cycleways

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:20:25 GMT 2011

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So how does a renderer/router know if a nearby cycleway is the track
> referred to by the tag on the roadway, or if there's another unmapped
> cycleway between that one and the road? (This could happen, for
> example, if a rail trail parallels a road with a sidepath.)

I put adjacent=yes on the highway=cycleway, so the user of the
cycleway=track tag on the main road can ignore ways with adjacent=yes
on them. The user who'd prefer to use highway=cycleway ways doesn't
know that the cycleway=track is a duplicate, but routers only have to
give a slight preference for highway=cycleway over cycleway=track to
use the "right" one (and even if they use the "wrong" one, it doesn't
much matter anyway).


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