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

Charles MILLET charlesmillet at free.fr
Fri Mar 15 08:23:54 UTC 2019

Taginfo shows it is not the preferred method 979<3562



*=opposite_lane is/was well understood as far as I know (I am regularly 
"teaching" OSM using the bicycle wiki page as reference).

Why using two tags when one works well, when the value opposite_lane 
exists and the interpretation is the same?

I can understand the more structured aspect but using the :oneway value 
not to traduce the oneway but its direction is not clean for me. Why not 
using something with backward and forward in this case?

Just my opinion but if "cycleway:left:oneway=-1" is officially preferred 
I will use it and promote it.


On 15/03/2019 01:35, Hubert87 wrote:
> I also regard
> "cycleway:left=lane"
> "cycleway:left:oneway=-1"
> as the currently preferred method and have been mapping/tagging like 
> this for a while now.
> Just my two cents
> Hubert87
> Am 15.03.2019 um 00:12 schrieb althio:
>> Discussed: maybe there
>> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2018-May/036164.html
>> Decided : I don't know
>>> 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.  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.
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