[Tagging] lanes tag dispute

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Sun Sep 18 17:01:30 BST 2011

On 18/09/2011 16:20, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 9/18/2011 9:12 AM, Erik Johansson wrote:
>> The current lanes tag works pretty well for me as a pedestrian, it
>> tells me how many lanes there is on a road.
> This could be more usefully placed in the crossing node. Outside a 
> crosswalk, it's much more useful to know if there's a shelter (raised 
> median or paved and striped) in the middle of the road.

I agree it's more useful there, but please remember that jaywalking 
isn't an offence in many countries.

> Here's an example of what tagging every lane would lead to: 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Silly_lane_count.jpg 

I see nothing intrinsically wrong with that. Lots of splitting ways & 
tagging admittedly, but that's a problem with OSM & its tagging process.

Dave F.

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