[Tagging] lanes = 0
61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 23:55:12 UTC 2019
The width default unit is metres, see
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features/Units for other units
and how to state them.
For a road I would tag the minimum width - so any vehicle entering can
pass along the entire length and not get stuck.
On 24/06/19 07:56, Nita S. wrote:
> Without digging deeply into width, presumably it measured in meters ?
> I can see value there, but the width has to be an average, and the
> cleared area for passage of vehicles.
> On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 3:12 PM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org
> <mailto:baloo at ursamundi.org>> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 5:49 PM Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com
> <mailto:gdt at lexort.com>> wrote:
> Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
> <mailto: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
> requirement to stay on the right of the imaginary center lane
> (absent a
> reason such as passing a pedestrian); you can be cited for
> 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
> In that example, I think it'd be better to just tag width=*
> instead of lanes=*.
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