[Tagging] Is there a good way to indicate "pushing bicycle not allowed here"?

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Wed Jul 22 15:46:27 UTC 2020

On 7/22/2020 11:27 AM, bkil wrote:
> According to OSM wiki history, `bicycle=dismount` is a pretty recent
> tag, perhaps less than 7 years old. I think `bicycle=no` was invented
> much earlier. Hence it is you who wants to redefine a well established tag.
> According to the first version of access=* in 2006:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:access&oldid=3772
>  > <tag k="bicycle" v="closed"/> Closed to or unsuitable for bicycle traffic

Yes, my guess is that early mappers felt no need for bicycle=dismount
because it was simply presumed that foot=yes + bicycle=no meant the same
thing -- the assumption of a very bicycle-friendly culture!

The obvious problem with bicycle=closed is that it's rarely used so
routing software will probably not be looking for it, and so will
happily send bicycles along bicycle=closed ways. In fact, I wanted to
test some routers but I can't find a single bicycle=closed way currently
tagged on the whole map.

The other subtler problem is that it might be possible to
confuse"bicycle=closed" with"bicycle=folded" especially for non-native
English speakers.


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