[Tagging] lanes=-1 especially in Canada

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 07:47:50 UTC 2014

2014-12-30 22:36 GMT+01:00 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:

> 2014-12-30 22:16 GMT+01:00 John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:
>> It may well mean what it says, a one-lane road.  Some rural areas in the
>> USA still have one-lane roads, with occasional wider spots where one
>> vehicle can pause to allow a vehicle going the other direction to pass by.
>> Given how sparsely-populated some of the northern regions of Canada are, I
>> would not be surprised to find some one-lane roads, and some extensive
>> areas with no roads at all.
> I think you missed the minus sign. It's minus one lanes.

When I read this, some small bell rang at the backside of my brain. If
think I remember that a few years ago I read somewhere in the wiki, that
lanes=-1 means a very narrow road. I might be completely mistaken and I'm
pretty sure that this was already removed from the wiki, but that might be
the origin of it. Of course it doesn't make any sense to use lanes=-1 for
that; instead simply use width.

Best regards,
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