[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

Jonathan bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 18:27:03 UTC 2013

It doesn't need a hint, it should be making that decision currently on 
all routes: is it quicker to get off and push if that is allowed.

Nothing needs to change to support this other than to tag routes using 
ACCESS that a bicycle can't be pushed on.

I reiterate, bicycle=dismount is a pointless tag, it shouldn't be 
there.  If you want to keep it then we need a car=slowdown and 
car=speedup tags.

The only need I can think of where you need to signal an unusual change 
that access can't cover is a turn restriction that says cycles can't 
turn right but maybe have to use some underpass for safety reasons.  
This is already covered by existing tags and methods.



On 10/10/2013 19:03, Mike N wrote:
> On 10/10/2013 1:55 PM, Jonathan wrote:
>> The only way to tag the effect that the sign has is to change the access
>> tag to exclude bicycles.
> What about hints to the router that it's OK to send cyclists on this 
> route instead of taking a longer route?   Knowing that speed = walking 
> speed + time to mount/dismount allows it to make a decision when to 
> take a longer fully rideable route VS dismounting.
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