[Tagging] Dispute prevention: meaning of lanes tag

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 15:53:31 BST 2012

Am 21.04.2012 um 14:23 schrieb "Ilpo Järvinen" <ilpo.jarvinen at helsinki.fi>:

>> I would recommend lanes=2 and width=xxx. Maybe give some examples for 
>> the widths of some common, "narrow" roads? Can someone provide photos 
>> and widths?
> !?! ...No! Unfortunately this was exactly what I oppose!

Sorry, I misunderstood you there. Let us start again: can we at least agree, that it is the correct solution to use width=xxx, but it is difficult to obtain a correct value?
If so, how about recommending to use lanes=2 and est_width=4? Or maybe width=4 and source:width=estimated, because application support for est_width is even worse than for width?


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