[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (highway=bicyle_crossing)

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Thu Apr 18 20:44:33 UTC 2013

On 18.04.2013 21:56, Alberto wrote:
>> It should not prevent this. We already use tags like bicycle=no on
>> crossings, and they do not mean that bicycles may not travel along the
>> street being crossed - only that this crossing is not for them.
>> More generally, it would be wrong to assume that any access tag on a
>> node within a street applies to that street. That is only the case if
>> used together with particular other tags, such as barrier=*.
> On what basis do you say this? I can't find any documentation about this
> interpretation.

http://wiki.osm.org/Key:crossing lists the two access keys bicycle=* and
horse=* as possible tagging for crossings and makes it quite clear what
they mean in that context.

> Reading the access documentation I (and any data user) would assume that an
> access tag on a node would influence all ways passing through that node.

I can't find any documentation supporting your interpretation on
Key:access either, so at most we can say that this aspect is
insufficiently documented.


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