[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Mon Oct 7 16:23:20 UTC 2013

On 10/7/13 12:18 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2013/10/7 fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com
> <mailto:lowflight66 at googlemail.com>>
>     You are allowed to push your bike on every footway/pedestrian plus
>     ways
>     with vehicle=no. E.g. it is useless. Either you are allowed to ride
>     (bicycle=yes/designated) or not (bicycle=no or vehicle=no)
> I agree that bicycle=dismount seems useless, at least as long as you
> only look at public ways in Germany (and probably in most countries),
> but there are a lot of places where you can walk but you cannot bring
> your bicycle, not even pushing. E.g. in shopping malls and on private
> squares there might be restrictions. Then again there might be further
> distinctions (e.g. "are you allowed to carry your bike"? What if it is
> foldable? ...)
it has implications for routing of bicycles. bicycle=no will mean that
it will never be used on a bicycle route. bicycle=dismount would indicate
that inclusion of the way on a bicycle route is reasonable.


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