[Tagging] is explicit segregated tag needed on all ways allowing cyclists and pedestrians?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Jan 2 22:57:57 UTC 2021

I forgot to mention a stupid issue in Italy:

An un-segregated foot-cycle path the blue disk with no vertical white line
is legally a sidewalk on which cyclists are "tolerated" and pedestrians
have precedence, and, more importantly, their use is not mandatory (when
parallel to the road).
The segregated foot-cycleway (blue disk with vertical separator line), on
the other hand,  is legally composed of two separate lanes, one exclusively
for pedestrians and one exclusively for cyclists. And their use is
mandatory for cyclists.
These aspects are important and can be very costly when you have an
accident.. Hence when I map I try to be very correct.
Unfortunately this legal background is completely unknown to most people in
Italy, until there is an accident.

On Sat, 2 Jan 2021 at 23:37, Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

> On Sat, 2 Jan 2021 18:37:41 +0100 (CET)
> Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> > Or is it actually strongly preferable to have explicit segregated also
> in this cases and
> > QA/Validators/editors etc should demand an explicit segregated=no (or
> =yes) tag
> > in such cases?
> I think that's the only (valid) reason to not have a default. Because
> there was a time before this tag existed and because even since then
> not everybody tags it even if warranted (some because of subjective
> reasoning I would not support, c.f. Peter Elderson's post).
> The alternative would probably be to micromap all the segregated paths
> including the border between them (e.g., curb). This most probably would
> not find support of a majority in the community at the moment - just
> like separation of transport modes in the real world (outside of NL ;).
> --
> Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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