[Tagging] lanes tag dispute

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Sun Sep 18 13:13:09 BST 2011

Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> Currently user Alv is trying to redefine the lanes tag to say that it
> must include all turn lanes:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:lanes&action=history

Since 2008, the lane tag has been defined as the _physical_ number of
lanes. In other words, it doesn't matter what these lanes are intended
for: Whether they are, for example, reserved to high occupancy vehicles,
or whether they are turn lanes. At least that's how I understand the
wiki page.

Alv's edits are consistent with this definition, so I do not agree that
removing your addition to the page is a redefinition of the lanes tag.

Tobias Knerr

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