[Tagging] access=designated wiki

Hubert sg.forum at gmx.de
Sat Jul 25 12:48:18 UTC 2015

On 25. Juli 2015 01:36 Troxel [mailto:gdt at ir.bbn.com] wrote:
>Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hmmm.
>> There is a problem.
>> We (cyclists) would like to be able to distinguish between ways that
>> can be used legally by bicycle, and
>> 1) that do not have any traffic sign saying this and
>> 2) those where there is some kind of traffic sign saying explicitly
>> that this way can be used by cyclists
>If that's what you want, map the signs.  If a way can be legally used,
>then it shoudl be tagged as such, whether that's by observing signs or
>reading the law.

My thoughts exectly.

>> I assumed that this was the difference between
>> 1) bicycle=yes
>> and
>> 2) bicycle=designated
>No.  bicycle=designated is an official notion that bicycles are someone
>more authorized than cars or foot and are to be considered the primary
>use of a way.   An example would be a path that had signs saying that
>while pedestrians are allowed, they must yield to bikes.


>> Your proposal is well intended, but would water down the meaning of
>> "designated" and would make it equal to the simple "yes"
>That was my concern as well.   Designated needs some sense of an
>official notion of primacy.

That's not my intention. I agree that a designated path needs some sort of (official) legitimation but the a traffic sign should not be the only criteria.


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