[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - electric_bicycle and speed_pedelec

Jan Michel jan at mueschelsoft.de
Tue Jun 9 16:59:13 UTC 2020

On 09.06.20 17:37, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> an S-pedelec is a Light Moped, [...]
> mofa (which I presume is a Light Moped in OSM)

No, most speed pedelecs are more like mopeds (limited to 45 km/h)
than mofas (limited to 25 km/h).

> For the Tuebingen example one could use moped:electric=yes

This misses the fact that there are also classic mopeds with
an electric motor. These are not allowed in the Tübingen tunnel
and are in many places different to speed pedelecs, e.g. they
are not sold and serviced in typical bicycle shops while speed-
pedelecs are.

> Can you indicate any situation where the new tags will be used and the existing categories don't work?

As it is stated in the proposal, if the vehicle is treated identically
to any of the traditional vehicles (moped, bicycle, mofa), then this
traditional key should be used.
The new keys are solely for situations where the difference matters.
This can be cases with explicit traffic signs (see Tübingen), shops,
amenities and so on.
There is no conflilct with existing vehicle categories - if a road is
closed for e.g. moped, this immediately applies to speed-pedelecs as
well (at least in EU countries that have this legislature), no new tag
is needed.

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