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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sat Mar 16 19:20:16 UTC 2019

On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 3:24 AM Charles MILLET <charlesmillet at free.fr>

> Taginfo shows it is not the preferred method 979<3562
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/cycleway%3Aleft%3Aoneway=-1
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/cycleway%3Aleft=opposite_lane
> *=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.

I'd honestly rather see bicycle tagging as part of the general lane tagging
scheme more widely adopted, since there may be more than one bicycle lane
each direction, and it's placement within the roadway may not necessarily
be the edge of the road.
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