[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Mike N niceman at att.net
Mon Oct 7 16:40:23 UTC 2013

On 10/7/2013 12:27 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> bicycle=no indicates that you cannot (legally) ride your bicycle there.
> If you dismount and push you become a pedestrian, so you are not riding
> a bicycle and bicycle=no has no effect on you.

  There are wilderness trails where no wheels are allowed.   When 
campers move through the area with a bicycle, they must pack the bicycle 
on their back along with their supplies.

I will say that bicycle=dismount is useful for routing instructions, 
which give explicit dismount instructions.   Sure this is tagging for 
the router, but what better way to convey this to map data consumers? 
For example


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