[Tagging] cycle hierarchy

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 13:40:21 UTC 2013

2013/9/29 hamster <hamster at suna.fdn.fr>

> I inform you that I have created a proposal for a set of tag to map
> cycle hierarchy of roads, you can see here :
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Cycle_Hierarchy

One of the first things you point out is that the "highway"-classification
was a classification made for motorized vehicles, but this is not
completely true, instead, it is the classification of the road network (and
admittedly as of today roads are built mainly for motorized vehicles
although they were already built also before the invention of the motor).
Actually with a bit of local knowledge this classification can also be used
to infer the suitability for other means of transport like bicycles or

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