[Tagging] RFC - obligatory usage - bicycle=obligatory

Hubert sg.forum at gmx.de
Sat Mar 28 13:23:07 UTC 2015

I believe this is the issue here.
For me bicycle=designated and bicycle=official don't say that a cycleway is mandatory. It only says that this way is meant for cyclist or is built for cyclist only. And while bicycle=official is mostly used for mandatory cycleways there are also cases where it is used for all way with a blue traffic sign or even all cycleways which are "official".

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Poole [mailto:simon at poole.ch]
> Sent: Samstag, 28. März 2015 13:25
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] RFC - obligatory usage - bicycle=obligatory
> I have to say that this adds yet another value to the bicycle tag that
> doesn't solve any problems (note: if at all it naturally should be
> "mandatory" however that is not my primary concern).
> We have bicycle=designated and bicycle=official for mandatory use
> cycleways (where the concept of such exists). "official" already tries
> to capture a nuance in a specific countries law that is lost on most
> (and probably doesn't exist in reality) trying to differentiate further
> doesn't make any sense (and we already have use_sidepath thrown in to
> the mix).
> Simon

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