[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (Hierarchies route=bicycle)

Axelos axelos at broman.fr
Sun Jan 20 11:04:03 UTC 2019

Hello Paul,

Paul Allen wrote
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 at 10:38, Axelos <

> axelos@

> > wrote:
> The direction signs are a real problem. An alternative solution is to
>> exploit the destination key
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org//search?q=destination%3Abicycle
> However, it's an incomplete solution.  Around here, official cycle routes
> have fingerposts
> which show a bicycle icon and the number of the route.  It's not a
> destination, just an
> indication that cycle route 82 is along a particular direction.
> Similarly, the UK has many public footpaths and bridleways.  Where they
> join a highway there
> is usually a fingerpost with an icon of either a walking person (footpath)
> or a horse (bridleway).
> No destination is given.  It's useful to indicate, in some way, that these
> are signs for
> footpaths or bridleways so that people know what they're looking for when
> navigating.

I have already seen this type of symbols, but never added in OpenStreetMap.

Always on destination=*, there is the alternative relation that offers ideas
(https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:destination_sign#Tags and

Maybe to be inspired?

Regards, Axel.

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