[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - bike safety

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Sep 28 17:22:52 BST 2011

Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 9/28/2011 12:08 PM, Josh Doe wrote:
> > Width of outside lane (no tags for this AFAIK)
> > Shoulder details (width, surface:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shoulder)
> This only applies if you ride as far right as possible. It's safer to 
> ride in the middle of the right lane, and causes little inconvenience
> if 
> there's low traffic or more than one lane in each direction.

Riding a bicycle in the middle of the outside lane will cause little inconvenience to motorized traffic if there are multiple lanes each way AND traffic is light.  If you try this at rush hour, I guarantee you will tick off a lot of motorists, and possibly even receive a ticket from the police for impeding traffic, depending upon the local traffic laws.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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