[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 8 14:32:14 UTC 2013

On 07.10.2013 22:37, Stefan Tiran wrote:
> Hi,
> fly 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.
> Every time I see such a sign, I get very angry about the fucking moron,
> who was responsible for this bullshit. Of course, it is in no way
> acceptable to let people dismount their bikes. Bicycles are not toys,
> they are vehicles of their own right.
> That's way I also don't think it is acceptable for a routing service to
> suggest a route for a bicycle where one can't use it the way it is
> supposed to be.


but then we either should complete ignore the sign or tag bicycle=no as
it is no bicycle way.

Dangerous places should get their own tag (obstical/hazard).

As for the situation in Italy, I would simply tag the crossing way with:

In all situation we do not need bicycle=dismount.

Can anyone state that in her/his country this traffic_sign is official
and not made up by some people ?

cu fly

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