[Tagging] bicycle-no on motorways

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 02:36:31 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 2:41 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:

> Around my area in the UK a user is presently adding bicycle=no to all
> motorways. There was a discussion a while back whether it that tag was
> implied for motorways. If I remember, it was claimed there were some places
> (not UK) that allowed bicycles. What was the consensus?
> I'm not sure it's necessary. I think it should be implied & bicycle=yes
> added if they are allowed.

My opinion: Explicit is better than implicit. Bicycle=no seems to be
the logical default, but there's nothing wrong (and something good)
about distinguishing "we haven't checked so we assume the default"
from "we have checked, and indeed the default applies". However, you
might want to ask him where he gets the information from. If the
answer is "all British motorways forbid bicycles", then it's not a
good action, by claiming an amount of certainty that we do not
actually have.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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