[Tagging] Driving side

Fernando Trebien fernando.trebien at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 20:19:10 UTC 2014


On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM, John Packer <john.packer7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is a tag documented on the wiki called driving_side=right/left.
>
> According to it's description, this tag should only be used on countries,
> and it describes the side of the traffic in the whole country.
>
> So far so good, but according to taginfo it is used only once on a relation,
> however there are some uses on some ways, and even nodes(?).
>
> There are, in my city, a couple of streets that have an inverted driving
> side.
> So I am going to extend this tag's documentation to include ways that have
> it's driving side opposite to it's country's normal driving side.
>
> Is there any interest of using it on countries?
> If there is not, I will exclude the possibility of use on countries from
> this tag's documentation.
>
> Perhaps, with this new definition, this tag could be redefined to have only
> one value: driving_side=opposite
> (this way, it could avoid any confusion about it's use)
>
> What do you think?
>
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