[Tagging] maxwidth vs. maxwidth:physical vs. width

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Feb 24 20:01:22 UTC 2015

On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 3:58 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I'd expect the width to be the width of the bollard and maxwidth the (in
> theory "legal") width of the vehicle that can pass through (e.g. number
> taken by reading off a sign) and you might want to add
> maxwidth:physical=1.22m (the actual maximum width of a vehicle or person
> that can pass through).

Oregon's got some badly designed cycleways, since in theory anything human
powered up to 3 feet wide can legally traverse unless otherwise signed, but
there are bollards and bike barriers that are closer spaced than this and
present a real hazard (particularly underwidth bicycle barriers, since
these tend to have other spacing problems that make larger standard
bicycles and some increasingly common varieties (particularly larger ones
like goods bikes
bikes with extended wheelbases <http://bakfiets.nl/eng/>, or pretty
much anything
pulling trailers
that are otherwise perfectly legal, difficult to completely impossible to
navigate).  In other words:  A potential tag combination might be
maxwidth=3', maxwidth:physical=2'3"...
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