[Tagging] Merge cycleway=asl/advanced_stop_line/bike_box/...?

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Tue May 22 12:17:48 BST 2012

On 22/05/12 12:42, Andrew Chadwick (lists) wrote:
> Can I gauge everyone's opinion on the following? We currently have four
> ways of representing a
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_stop_line
> namely,
>   https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:cycleway%3Dasl
>   https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:cycleway=bike_box
>   http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/cycleway=advanced_stop
>   http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/cycleway=advanced_stop_line
>   (and maybe others?)
> These should probably be merged into one tag because they all refer to
> the same thing.
> There aren't very many of them in OSM right now, but from personal
> experience they're exceedingly common things in UK towns and cities.
> We can pick and choose the tag a little right now, given that it's not
> very well established. Let's not go with "asl"; abbreviations are
> generally  bad practice. "advanced_stop_line" is bulky. "bike_box" is an
> Americanism, previously unknown to me.
> Personally, I like "cycleway=advanced_stop": it captures the forward
> position on the thing and the fact that it's a stop line, like the well
> established "highway=stop". Avoiding use of the terms "line" or "box"
> avoids concentrating too much on the physical form of the thing. I
> suppose it could be used with railway=* for trams, busway=* for buses
> and so on.

Please, go ahead. ASL get more common in Germany, too. Only problem I
have: Where to place the tag. The best is probably an own node though
you loosing references to the intersection/traffic_signal.

cu fly

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