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

"Christian Müller" cmue81 at gmx.de
Fri Mar 15 18:58:22 UTC 2019

First use of cycleway:left=opposite_lane appears
to be one in Böblingen near Stuttgart in November
2009 [1].  About one year later it was applied to
a geometry in the center of Paris [2].

Traces of cycleway:left:oneway=* date back to late
2010, north of Edinburgh [3], about two months after
the edit in Paris.

So both uses can be found in the data long before
June 2013, when opposite_lane suddenly was favoured
to be documented in the osm wiki, for whatever reason
that might have been.


[1] https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/44331705/history (version 1)
[2] https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/way/19729421/history (version 10)
[3] http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/H24

> On 15/3/19, 15:34, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> Is it originally documented as open list,
> inheriting cycleway values, excluding
> some cycleway values, closed list
> or left unclear?
> If left unclear then I would not assume that
> all agree with me.

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