[Tagging] tagging of one-way cycle lanes

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri May 11 09:36:06 UTC 2018

On 11 May 2018 08:58:16 BST, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
>If you were not trying to tag this situation, but explain it to your
>non-OSM friends, would you say that there are 2 lanes in that picture
>At least in Belgium a lane is defined by having some white markings on
>the ground. If there are no markings, there is only 1 lane. I do not
>know how it is defined in other countries. From what Thorsen wrote in
>this thread, I think it's the same in Australia.
Same in the UK. 

Roads with a width less than 4.5m do not have lane markings. I live in a rural area where there are a lot of such roads and tag these using the width tag. I would only use lanes if there are painted lanes on the road. 

Phil (trigpoint) 

>On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
><dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> sent from a phone
>> On 11. May 2018, at 05:49, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's just historically that "lanes" (the tag alone) is only for
>> traffic.
>> I agree with Paul, it has always bothered me to have this
>inconsistency in
>> the definitions.
>> What would you say about unsigned lanes? This is/was a frequent
>situation in
>> Rome, where there are basically huge areas of asphalt (2-4 lanes)
>> lane markings, or only with lane markings before traffic lights (and
>> not respecting them oftentimes). In recent years they have begun to
>> the ambiguity by painting more lanes and adding more “channeling”
>> infrastructure like traffic islands and guards rails, but you can
>still find
>> a lot of “wild” situations. Would you agree it is ok to estimate a
>number in
>> the absence of markings, or would you prefer something like width=12
>> lanes=no (or maybe 1)?
>> e.g.
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
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