[Tagging] Tram tracks running in a road

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 18:57:32 UTC 2015

I don't like to reuse the same ways for both railway and highway. The shape
of the railways follow smooth curves for obvious reasons, whereas cars can
make 90 degree turns. So I'll always keep using separate ways for the tram
rails. One for each direction of travel. And a way in the middle (on the
straight parts) for the highway. An exception to that are dual
carriageways, with the rails embedded, but usually the rails are between
the carriageways in that case.


2015-02-08 19:45 GMT+01:00 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:

> 2015-02-08 17:48 GMT+01:00 fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com>:
>> Actually, I use an even more general approach:
>> railway:forward=tram
>> railway:lanes:backward=tram|no
>> together with access I also use train
>> access:lanes:backward=no|yes
>> train:lanes:backward=designated|no
> I don't understand why you would use railway:forward=* and
> railway:lanes:forward=*. Aren't those two redundant?
> Also, why train and not tram?
> I like railway:lanes:forward/backward=* because sometimes you can have
> rails on the street which are not used by anything, so using tram/train
> doesn't make sense. But if you say tram:lanes:forward/backward=* than that
> implies that there are rails there, so no other tags are needed anymore.
> Janko
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