[Tagging] How can I tag which lane has tram tracks?

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Tue Jul 7 00:15:10 UTC 2020

On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 15:56, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging
<tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> I guess that something similar to
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lanes#Crossing_with_a_designated_lane_for_bicycles
> would fit.
> For example for road that has:
> - tram-free lane
> - lane with tram tracks
> - lane with tram tracks in an opposite direction
> - tram-free lane in an opposite direction
> could be tagged
> tram:lanes:forward=designated|none
> tram:lanes:backward=designated|none

I'm not sure - does this add something that embedded_rails:lanes=*
does not specify?

If you have the tram tracks already mapped as their own ways, I'd just
do embedded_rails:lanes=|tram|tram| on the street way.

Looks like tram:lanes variations have around 1100 uses right now,
embedded_rails variations around 5700 uses. I'm actually not sure if
they mean something different?

Actually I guess they might since there's some abandoned tracks here
(e.g. https://osm.org/way/553562816 + https://osm.org/way/553562815 )
where embedded rails still exist but trams don't have a legal access
(or physical access), so strictly speaking the street way would be
embedded_rails:lanes=|tram|tram + tram:lanes:forward=|no|no... but I'm
not sure if that's what you meant?


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