[Tagging] Forward/backward routes

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Aug 19 23:44:50 UTC 2019

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 6:23 PM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, the simple version I got from bicycle route mappers is: members in
> the main direction have no roles. The fact that there is a role tells you
> it’s a way for the opposite direction, and then forward tells you the
> opposite travel direction goes against the mapped direction of that member
> way, and the backward role tells you the opposite travel direction goes
> with the mapped direction of the way.

If the way is traversable as part of the route in both directions, then
this is correct.  If the route only applies to one direction, then you do
need to specify forward or backward.
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