[Tagging] lanes = 0

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Jun 23 19:08:34 UTC 2019

On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> wrote:

> Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> writes:
> > This requirement is fine for Europe, but the presence of lane markings
> > is not reliable in all of the world.
> >
> > In developing countries, such as here in Indonesia, the presence of
> > painted lane markings is inconsistent. Often cheap pain is used
> > instead of more durable thermoplastic, so the markings only last a
> > year. After that the road still functions the same, even though the
> > markings are no longer visible.
> It is not just about developing countries.  In my part of the US, there
> are many roads whicha have either no paint at all, or have white lines
> at the edges (so you can see where the edges are at night).   Almost all
> of these roads are wide enough for two cars to pass comfortably, but not
> really wider than that.  This seems really obviously one lane in each
> direction, and everybody who drives here gets that.  There is a legal
> requirement to stay on the right of the imaginary center lane (absent a
> reason such as passing a pedestrian); you can be cited for "operating
> left of center" entire reasonably on a two-cars-wide road with no
> markings -- but that will only happen if you are left of center
> egregiously or on a blind curve or rise.
> So that's a long way of saying that "lane markings" should not be
> required for lanes=N; it is enough to observe the local conventions

 In that example, I think it'd be better to just tag width=* instead of
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