[Tagging] Smooth shoulder intended for cycling

Masi Master masi-master at gmx.de
Wed Apr 18 14:34:34 BST 2012

For me, it looks like a bicycle-lane. On first look with no sign, so i  
would tag it cycleway=lane + bicycle=yes (<- no designated or official,  
because a OSM-cycleway is for me a way, that is "made for cycling" (with  
no implied access), access can be added with bicycle=*).

But on second look [1], you can see a bicycle symbol, so it is:  
cycleway=lane + bicycle=designated


Am 18.04.2012, 05:47 Uhr, schrieb Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> One regional mapper uses cycleway=shoulder for this, but I see that as
>> sub-optimal, since it's primarily a shoulder, not a cycleway. It would  
>> be
>> like putting cycleway=sidewalk whenever there's a smooth paved sidewalk.
> I quite like "cycleway=shoulder". It describes exactly what's going
> on: the cycling infrastructure at this point isn't a marked lane
> (cycleway=lane), nor a segregated lane (cycleway=track), it's a sealed
> road shoulder.
> Could you elaborate on your objections?
> The real complication arises when there are shoulders of varying
> quality that are assessed (by cyclists) as being more or less suitable
> for cycling - leading to issues of subjectivity. At least the
> situation you describe appears objective: the surface was intended for
> cycling on.
> Steve
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