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

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Wed Nov 13 13:13:24 UTC 2013

In the UK there is no obligation to use a parallel cycleway, in fact I know if roads with both parallel cycleways and cyclelanes.

Cycleways tend to force the cyclist to give way at ever road junction, whereas a cyclist using the road has right of way, and this is obviously preferred by many cyclists. 

Phil (trigpoint)
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On 13/11/2013 10:37 Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

2013/11/13 Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>

The law in NL says that "cycles" wider than 75cm are not bound by the "obligation" to follow the "mandatory cycle track" and are allowed on the main carriageway; this includes trikes and some trailers (e.g. for carrying windsurfers). So why not tag the main road to reflect the width limit? bicycle:minwidth=0.75?

that might fit for the NL, but in Germany the rules are different and more vague: you must use the cycleway if it runs along a road and is usable and is going where you are going and you are not encumbering other cyclists (i.e. big trailer). This is different from a bicycle=no on the road, there is no explicit minwidth but special conditions (like ice and snow or litter on the cycleway) might also allow you to use the road.


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