[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - bicycle=use_cycleway

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Tue Nov 12 18:25:04 UTC 2013


I support the idea in principle. However, would it be possible to
propose a tag that is backwards compatible with the current scheme,
and does not break existing renders / routers? For example, something
like bicycle=no, bicycle:use_cycleway=yes?

-- Matthijs

On 12 November 2013 18:16, Pee Wee <piewie32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Together with user Masimaster I've made a proposal for a new tag to improve
> bicycle routing. I think (and hope) the wiki is clear enough but I’ll say a
> few words about this new tag.
>
>
> The tag is introduced to separate 2 kinds of roads where you are not
> supposed to ride your bike.
>
>
> The first is a road with a traffic sign (bicycle icon with red edge) that
> makes clear it is forbidden to ride a bicycle . (common tag: bicycle=no)
>
> The second is a road that has a parallel compulsory cycleway but does not
> have the bicycle forbidden sign.  On this type of road you’re not supposed
> to ride your bike but there are exeptions.
>
>
> Legally  these 2 roads are not the same. For example.. in NL some 3 wheel
> bicycles with certain measurements are allowed to ride the second type of
> road.  In other countries there is also a legal difference. For this reason
> we propose this new tag.
>
>
> Cheers
>
>
> PeeWee32
>
>
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