[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - bike safety

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 22:46:40 BST 2011

On 9/27/2011 4:57 PM, Gérard wrote:
> Hi,
> After discussion at a mapping party in Toulouse, I propose a new tag
> bike_safety to scale how safe a street/road is for bicyles.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/bike_safety

Given that studies disagree about what makes a street safe for cyclists, 
any tagging would be based not on safety but on how comfortable the 
mapper feels while riding in his or her preferred style. Use 
hazard:bicycle if there's a specific hazard (e.g. door zone bike lane, 
badly-positioned drainage grates, angled railway crossing, attack dogs 
that chase cyclists). Otherwise safety depends much more on how 
defensively the cyclist rides than how the street is designed.

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