[Tagging] Oneway except for buses

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Sat Jul 23 15:34:11 BST 2011

Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 7/23/2011 7:59 AM, Richard Mann wrote:
>> oneway:bicycle=no is used by OpenCycleMap etc
> I've been told not to use that, but instead cycleway=opposite:
> http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/3320

There's no reason to prefer cycleway=opposite except "tradition".
Apart from that, it's inconsistent and confusing. All other values of
the cycleway key indicate that there is a physically separate lane or
track for bicycles, and that's what the cycleway key should really be
used for. cycleway=opposite is not a "cycleway", it's an exception from
an oneway restriction! The oneway:bicycle key is much better because it
fits in with other exceptions from oneway restrictions, such as oneway:bus.

So just use both for now. cyceway=opposite for backwards compatibility,
oneway:bicycle=no because it is the better tag.

-- Tobias Knerr

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