[Tagging] Usefulness of bicycle=dismount on ways

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Oct 14 19:12:47 UTC 2013

Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2013/10/14 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>
> > bicycle=no on the entry/exit node should suffice for routing
> +1, for routing that should be sufficient, but not for mapping ;-)
> If they are explicitly forbidden on all ways it would not be bad to
> have it
> on all ways as explicit tag (IMHO).
> cheers,
> Martin
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If pushing a bicycle is permitted on most footways, but not all, it would be useful to tag the distinction, so that a rider planning which route to take will know that they can't go through a particular foot-only shortcut by dismounting and pushing the bicycle.  This would also allow renderers to distinguish foot-only ways vs. foot and foot-while-pushing-a-bicycle ways.

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