[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Oct 7 16:48:30 UTC 2013

fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hey
> I wonder if it is useful to tag bicycle=dismount on ways.
> At least in Germany there is no official traffic sign despite of the
> existence of some.
> 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 can understand if it is used together with barrier on nodes.
> How is the situation in other countries ?
> Cheers fly
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On some bridges that have a relatively narrow footway, I have seen signs indicating that bicyclists must dismount.  So, I think that it is useful as a way of telling someone planning a cycle route "you will have to move at walking speed on this section".

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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