[Tagging] Tram tracks running in a road

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 22:18:02 UTC 2015

2015-02-08 19:57 GMT+01:00 Jo <winfixit at gmail.com>:

> 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.

I agree, railway=tram should be separate. Tags on the highway only describe
lanes, they do not represent the railway. Tag
tram:lanes:forward=no|designated only says that the outer lane has a
railway track on it.

Janko Mihelić
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