[Tagging] How to tag an imaginary oneway barrier

Frank Little frankosm at xs4all.nl
Wed Feb 5 15:38:32 UTC 2014

Kytömaa Lauri wrote:

>> Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>>does not represent what's on the ground: there won't be a "one way street" 
> Dual carriage roads don't have one way signs, either, but the parts have 
> oneway=yes. I just noticed that the relatively recently changed description 
> on the Key:oneway wiki page is even wrong because it tries to set the 
> requirement of a oneway street sign.
> It's the effect "traffic on this way may flow in one direction only", not 
> the signs, that are more relevant to most use cases.
> -- 
> Alv
Agreed. It is the effect we need to tag.

If we only use the oneway tag where it is explicitely signed, we get a routing 
problem on cycleways in the Netherlands.

In most cases, when there are cyclepaths on both sides of a road here, the 
cycleways are oneway in the appropriate direction (on the rightmost side of 
the road).
The cyclepaths may or may not have a no-entry sign at the end and may or may 
not have one-way signage where you join the path from the left (or right).

If a cyclepath is two-way, this is explicitely signed with arrows in both 

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