[Tagging] bicycle_parking=? for stands where handlebar is used to hold bicycle in position

Hidde Wieringa hidde at hiddewieringa.nl
Mon Jun 15 18:30:49 UTC 2020

Good evening,

In the region where I live there are 657 objects tagged with 
amenity=bicycle_parking, of which 457 have no bicycle_parking tag at 
all. I would say that classification of the bicycle_parking is 
undertagged in general.

Parking the bicycle by handlebar is not the norm in The Netherlands, but 
there are many instances of handlebar bicycle parking (I have no numbers 
on this though) [1] [2]. Especially at schools and places that need to 
be kept clean (because the bicycles do not 'clutter' when they are 
parked). It is also compatible with most types of bicycles, and there is 
no danger of bending the wheel when parked. I hope that by introducing 
this additional tag on the wiki more amenity=bicycle_parking can be 
classified correctly (and fully).

At this moment the tagging of bicycle_parking=handlebar_holder only 
exists in Switzerland, and one node which I created just now in The 

I agree that a full proposal to add this tag would not add anything.

As for editor support.
- ID editor: and bicycle_parking is a free-form-taginfo-autocompleted 
field. Once the tag is used enough it will be autocompleted in the 
combobox. No action is necessary. [3]
- JOSM: the list is hard-coded, and may need to be expanded. This would 
be a simple patch to the presets. [4]
- StreetComplete: The linked issues show an interesting discussion. It 
is unclear if an additional way of parking a bicycle would be a problem 
if it is sufficiently different from the existing types in the app (the 
main argument in the linked issues).

Kind regards,
/Hidde Wieringa/

[1] (NL) https://bike-safe.nl/index.php/fietsparkeeroplossingen/stuurdrager

[2] (NL) 



On 14-06-2020 21:16, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
> Jun 14, 2020, 20:51 by Lukas.Toggenburger at fhgr.ch:
>     Do we need additional steps to make this value "official"?
> You can go through a https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposal_process
> but it is unlikely to add anything.
> You can try asking for support in editors (JOSM presets etc), but not 
> sure how necessary
> it is. Is it popular and significantly undertagged in some regions or 
> is it rare and exotic type?
>     I would like to propose it as an additional option in
>     StreetComplete ( https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete )
>     but don't want to do it prematurely.
> It appears to be extremely rare (based on number of tags so far), so 
> it is likely that
> answer will be "for rare situations the can't say option that will 
> leave a freeform note is available"
> See also https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete/issues/1202
> https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete/issues/1038 that are 
> related.
> See also initial discussion in 
> https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete/pull/923
> Note: I am not a maintainer of StreetComplete - but I would encourage 
> looking
> through what I linked before creating a new issue
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