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

"Christian Müller" cmue81 at gmx.de
Tue Mar 19 22:11:47 UTC 2019

Suggesting forward and backward as tag
values is a rather bad thing, as these
are values for route relation roles.

For example, if a physical way as part
of a route relation is travelled along
the direction of the osm way (as given
by its node order) it may be assigned
the role "forward" and this would then
have nothing or little to do with
legal restrictions on the physical

And how exactly would *:direction=forward
be beneficial to *:oneway=1 if both aim
to describe legal precepts on travel
direction for a physical way?

I've seen a lot of people suggesting
:direction over :oneway now, but don't
see why in that context.


> On 03/19/19, 08:23, Markus wrote:
> Those exceptions could be tagged
> cycleway:[left|right]:direction=[forward|backward|both].

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