[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Georg Feddern osm at bavarianmallet.de
Wed Oct 9 07:25:08 UTC 2013

Am 07.10.2013 19:13, schrieb Richard Welty:
> On 10/7/13 1:08 PM, John F. Eldredge wrote:
>> I remember seeing such a "cyclists must dismount" on the narrow
>> footway of a bridge over the James River, in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
>> Not only was the footway narrow, [...]
> there's a cyclists must dismount sign for the footway along the Dunn
> Bridge between Albany and Rensselaer NY.

well, if it is tagged as highway=footway you already have to dismount - 
otherwise it would be tagged as highway=cycleway.
So where is the need for a bicycle=dismount here?

I only see the practical need for a bicycle:dismount=no where bicycles 
are even not allowed dismounted.


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