[Tagging] RFC - obligatory usage - bicycle=obligatory

Hubert sg.forum at gmx.de
Sat Mar 28 15:10:55 UTC 2015

That's not what I wanted to say. A cycleway is mandatory if has one of the signs 237, 240 or 241 AND it is parallel to a road. A sign by itself doesn't make a cycleway mandatory.

If you don't like the introduction of a mandatory key. What about a key that expresses the optional use of an cycleway. In that case bicycle=designated could be understood as the standard tag which is used on all cross-country and roadside cycleways and e.g bicycle=optional is used on roadside cycleways that are not mandatory to use.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Poole [mailto:simon at poole.ch]
> Sent: Samstag, 28. März 2015 15:46
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] RFC - obligatory usage - bicycle=obligatory
> There is no such thing as non mandatory cycleways in Switzerland,
> however there is no expectation that I use every possible cycleway in
> the country every time I get on a bicycle.
> Naturally the concept of mandatory only makes sense when there is an
> alternative road surface nearby that could be used instead. I see no
> point in subjecting the whole world to yet another bicycle tag just
> because the German legislative decided that it can't count on its
> populace turning its brain on.
> Essentially what they are saying: these ways are not mandatory because,
> since there is no alternative, you have no choice than to use them.
> Simon

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