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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 08:51:57 UTC 2014

2014-12-23 8:17 GMT+01:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>:

> "cycleway=track"
> I propose to treat this tag as a special case of fixme - it indicates
> some sort of cycleway parallel to road, without any additional details.
> In theory it is possible to add tags that specify surface, side of road,
> width by tags like cycleway:track:left:surface, but it is ridiculous.
> Especially specifying geometry (where cycleway is) is
> nearly impossible (and sometimes impossible in any sane way -
> sometimes cycleway is next to road but distance changes).
> These things are trivial for tagging as a separate way
> (with highway=cycleway with normal set of tags). Especially
> geometry is defined in a standard way, not by some ridiculous tags.

completely agree to everything here. Also adding tags for parallel ways to
the "main highway" would require enormous splitting fragmentation on the
main highway if you start to map the details, leading to a less
maintainable map.

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