[Tagging] The history behind why :lanes doesn't necessarily add up to lanes (Was Re: Green lanes (OT))

Andrew Davidson theswavu at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 09:51:10 UTC 2019

On 18/3/19 12:38 pm, Paul Johnson wrote:
> The premise that bike lanes aren't lanes is an inherently flawed one to 
> start with.  Up there with defining routes as a ref=* tag on 
> constituent ways, and yet, route relations are a thing with the need 
> for tagging ref=* waning.  The idea that this is an unfixible problem is 
> short sighted.

The decision to not redefine the meaning of lanes=* was a deliberate one 
made in the original :lanes proposal:


The discussion is here 

I'm not surprised. It is hard enough to get a proposal up, just try 
getting one up that proposes to redefine lanes=*.

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