[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Small electric vehicles

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Nov 11 17:04:17 UTC 2019

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 2:41 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Am Mo., 11. Nov. 2019 um 09:28 Uhr schrieb Jan Michel <jan at mueschelsoft.de
> >:
>> I don't really like the idea to introduce both 'electric_bicycle' as a
>> generic term and 'pedelec', 'speed_pedelec' as more narrow tags in case
>> we need to be specific.
> if the vehicle class is treated exactly like another one (e.g. pedelec
> like a bicycle), I agree there is no need to add an extra key for it, on
> the contrary you should not do it (don't tag your local legislation). If
> there are differences, we should have a key for every class that makes a
> difference (this is how we usually do it with access-tags).

Be aware that it's pretty typical in North America for pedelecs to be
considered as motor vehicles and excluded from bicycle facilities as such
when using their motor.  We have the Chinese pump-and-dump rental trash
scooter model to thank for this.
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