[Tagging] Wild changes to wiki pages changing the cycleway tagging scheme

Antoine Riche antoine.riche at zaclys.net
Thu Mar 14 22:13:00 UTC 2019

(message resent without annoying formatting, apologies)

Yesterday Wiki user Cmuelle8 
(https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Cmuelle8) changed a number of 
Wiki pages with the following comment :(opposite_lane is a value for 
unaffixed legacy cycleway=* tags (!!), it has no meaning with 
cycleway:left, cycleway:right and cycleway:both and must not be used in 
combination; use *:oneway=* which is indpendent of left/right hand 
traffic systems)

The pages affected are 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key%3Acycleway and 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bicycle, as well as the french 
version of the former. There might be others.

Cmuelle introduces rather complex combinations of tags such as 
cycleway:left=lane + cycleway:left:oneway=-1, that should in his view be 
used instead of cycleway:left=opposite_lane. 
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:oneway%3Dyes> Does anyone on 
this list know whether this change has been discussed anywhere, and 
where and when it has been decided that cycleway=opposite_lane is a 
"legacy tag" ? If so please point me at some references.

I cannot find any recent discussion about this and am wondering whether 
this wiki change is an attempt to force a change in the model with no 
discussion with the community...


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