[Tagging] Tagging professional cycling competitions as route=bicycle?

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Thu Mar 7 07:55:37 UTC 2019

They don’t belong in OSM for the reasons you state, and would be better
hosted independently on umap or similar. 

But in any case, they absolutely should not be tagged route=bicycle, as
routers and renderers use this as a signifier that “this road/path is
particularly suitable for cycling”. Professional bike races take place on
closed roads, sometimes even trunk roads/motorways, and certainly not just
those identified as bike-friendly. If these routes are to stay in OSM (which
they shouldn’t) then they should be route=bicycle_race or similar. 


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