[Tagging] Confusion bicycle_road <> cyclestreet

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 10:13:28 UTC 2020


Hi,
I have come across a new (to me) street sign In Italy:
https://italy-cycling-guide.info/tips-advice/riding-in-italy/
The road is a one-lane residential road on which bicycles and pedestrians
can circulate.
I don't know the legal status, however (I am inquiring).

In that contest I have noticed that we have two wiki pages defining two
tags, which seem to be describing nearly the same concept:
bicycle_road <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:bicycle_road>
created 14:54,
7 August 2010
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:bicycle_road&oldid=512933>‎

cyclestreet
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:cyclestreet>
created 09:58,
9 May 2018
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:cyclestreet&oldid=1607471>‎


The main difference, as I understand it, is that the bicycle road is for
bicycles only, unless there are additional signs, whereas
on a cycle street "cars are also allowed. However, this car use is limited
by the character and layout of the cyclestreet"

To make the confusion perfect, both wiki pages use the same (German) road
sign as illustration for the situation in Germany.
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Zeichen_244_-_Beginn_der_Fahrradstra%C3%9Fe,_StVO_1997.svg

Taginfo:
bicycle_road=yes
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:bicycle_road%3Dyes> 7906
cyclestreet=yes <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:cyclestreet%3Dyes>
4076

Volker
Padova, Italy
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