[Tagging] Do we still need cycleway=opposite_lane? (Was: Do we still need cycleway=opposite?)

"Christian Müller" cmue81 at gmx.de
Mon Mar 18 18:53:16 UTC 2019

What is the "normal traffic flow" of a two-way road?

After all, opposite_lane made it to be used in combination
with these as well - despite the fact that [1] documents
combination with oneways exclusively.  (And because of that
[1] presumably spares details on right/left-handedness of
traffic systems.)

The problem is that the value has moved out of that solid
definition and -in the wild- is used in different context.


> On 03/18/19, 13:34, Markus wrote:
> Maybe backward_lane would have been a little clearer, but the meaning
> of cycleway=opposite_lane ("a cycling lane going in the opposite
> direction to normal traffic flow") is clearly defined on its tag page
> [1].
> [1]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:cycleway

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