[Tagging] lanes tag dispute

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 10:41:31 BST 2011

2011/9/19 Kytömaa Lauri <lauri.kytomaa at aalto.fi>:
> "Lane" means any one of the longitudinal strips into which the carriageway
> is divisible, whether or not defined by longitudinal road markings, which
> is wide enough for one moving line of motor vehicles other than motor
> cycles;

OK, this would exclude cyclelanes. To me this definition seems OK, so
bus_lanes separated with only road markings would be counted for lanes
(those separated with other means will have their own way).

> For consistency the value of the lanes key should not depend on who's
> allowed to use the lanes at different times, or in which country the
> lanes exist. The "may be used for turning" is a traffic rule, which aren't
> mapped explicitly. It's easy to add tags to describe when the bus lane
> is limited to buses. Say, for one oneway carriage
>  lanes=2
>  lanes:bus=1

yes, and then it's needed to explicitly state in the key definition
that bus_lanes are included in lanes to make sense. In the end it is
not really important how the tags are called, but it must be clear how
they are meant to be used.

>  lanes:bus:times=Mo-Fr 07:00-18:00

this IMHO is not clear whether in the rest of the time the lane is
completely closed or open also to other traffic.


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