[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Obligatory vs. optional cycletracks)

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Mon Dec 22 12:29:15 UTC 2014

In France the situation exists. Two signs are designed for this (but
not well understood by people and even sometimes misused by


Sign B22a (round, blue) = compulsory / mandatory / obligatory
Bicycles MUST use, bicycles not authorised on main road.

Sign C113 (square, blue) = optional / proposed / reserved
Bicycles may use cycleway or share road with motor vehicles

Compulsory cycleway with sign B22a is even clearer when the main road shows:
Sign B9b (round, red circle) = forbidden / not allowed / no access
Bicycles not authorised on road (reserved for motor vehicles) or path
(reserved for pedestrians).

If the road and the cycleway are two differents OSM entities (2 ways):
the situation of a compulsory cycleway (B9b+B22a) is currently not
tagged on the cycleway but on the separate way for road with motor
vehicles. Used tags (status unknown) may include bicycle=no or

On 22 December 2014 at 10:54, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>    what is the legal situation in different countries - is Germany one
> of a very small number of countries that has this concept of "if there
> is a certain type of cycleway than cyclists must not use the road", or
> is this quite common?
> Bye
> Frederik
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