[Tagging] sub key for cycle ways
sg.forum at gmx.de
Sat Nov 1 00:43:21 UTC 2014
since a new main value for UK:advisary cyclelane, DE:Schutzstreifen,
A:Mehrzweckstreifen, NL:fietsstrook met onderbroken streep, F:bande cyclable
conseillée et réservée, CZ:cyklistický jízdní pruh didnt get approved, Im
thinking of introducing a sub key for that. (Like many of you already
As a start Im thinking of cycleway=lane + lane=soft_lane for that
However just a key for that one occasion doesnt seem logical, so a set of
keys defining different types of on lane/on road surface cycle
infrastructure should be developed, to keep the tagging consistent or to
create a structured concept.
In order to do that, Im thinking of introducing lane=strict_lane,
soft_lane, suggestive_lane for lane like cycle ways where bicycles are
encouraged to stay on one side of the road and shared_lane=sharrows,
pictogram, busway for roads/lanes where bicyclists are not separated from
The in my opinion the main problems in that idea are the use of
lane=suggestive_lane and shared_lane= busway.
lane=suggestive_lane because it is in contrast of the current tagging as
cycleway=shared_lane in the Netherlands. At least as far as I can
remember. Im also not sure whether smurf lanes in the UK are tagged as
shared_lane= busway since this is currently tagged as cycleway=share_
busway. I think that in favor of structure, shared_lane= busway should be
allowed. However, I havent made up my mind about that yet, or whether
cycleway=share_ busway should be deprecated or just be discouraged.
This would leave cycleway=track, lane, shared_lane, opposite_track,
opposite_lane, opposite as the main values, lane=strict_lane, soft_lane,
suggestive_lane and shared_lane=sharrows, pictogram, busway.
Not part of the sub key discussion:
As an addition one could say that a cycleway=track is also a lane like
cycle infrastructure, which would make it a lane=track sub key.
Also any cycleway=opposite(_*) could be represented by, for example,
cycleway:right/left =lane +
(assuming right hand traffic)
What are your thoughts on this tagging scheme?
Im sorry, if this is a bit confusing. Its late but I just couldnt wait
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