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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-AU link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>The “lanes=count” key gives the number of full lanes for motorized traffic. This gives a good estimate for total carrying capacity for vehicle traffic on this road for software that isn’t too concerned about the details, or simply older software that doesn’t know about the :lanes suffix.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>If there are keys with the :lanes suffix present, then number of lanes specified by all of them must be the same, and the total number of lanes (including cycle lanes and such) is given by the number of lanes defined in the tags, there is no need to repeat the same number again in the lanes=count tag. If you simply make the lanes=count tag always represent the same number as the lanes specified in the :lanes suffix keys, then you could simply omit it completely, as it’s just redundant.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>Changing the meaning of the lanes=count tag after many millions of them have already been created makes the key useless as it can’t be relied on anymore.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><div style='border:none;border-left:solid blue 1.5pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 4.0pt'><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #E1E1E1 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0cm 0cm 0cm'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>From:</span></b><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> Paul Johnson <baloo@ursamundi.org> <br><b>Sent:</b> Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:56<br><b>To:</b> Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging@openstreetmap.org><br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [Tagging] tagging of one-way cycle lanes<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><div><p class=MsoNormal>I strongly dispute the suggestion in the wiki in regards to lane tagging as this greatly reduces accuracy for complex lane situations and are NOT analogous to the other excluded situations.  The wiki is wrong.<o:p></o:p></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><div><div><p class=MsoNormal>On Wed, May 9, 2018, 23:46 <<a href="mailto:osm.tagging@thorsten.engler.id.au">osm.tagging@thorsten.engler.id.au</a>> wrote:<o:p></o:p></p></div><blockquote style='border:none;border-left:solid #CCCCCC 1.0pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 6.0pt;margin-left:4.8pt;margin-top:5.0pt;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom:5.0pt'><div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>If I may correct your suggestion, that’s not quite right.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>To quote the wiki for lanes:</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:6.0pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>The </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'>lanes=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> key should be used to specify the total number of <b>marked</b> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:lanes" target="_blank"><span style='color:#663366;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1031" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt=Wikipedia-16px.png></span><span style='color:#663366'> lanes</span></a>of a road.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:6.0pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>The following lanes should be <b>included</b>:</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>General purpose </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1030" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt="[W]"></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane" target="_blank" title="wikipedia:Lane"><span style='color:#663366'>traffic lanes</span></a> suitable for vehicles wider than a motorbike.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1029" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt="[W]"></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_lane" target="_blank" title="wikipedia:Bus lane"><span style='color:#663366'>Bus lanes</span></a>, that are reserved for public service vehicles (PSV), for example buses and taxis. Additionally to the total number of lanes, consider to tag the number of lanes for PSV with </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'>lanes:psv=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>, </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'>lanes:bus=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> and </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'>lanes:taxi=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1028" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt="[W]"></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-occupancy_vehicle_lane" target="_blank" title="wikipedia:High-occupancy vehicle lane"><span style='color:#663366'>High-occupancy vehicle lanes</span></a> (sometimes also called carpool lanes, commuter lanes, express lanes, transit lanes). The number of such lanes could be tagged using </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'>lanes:hov=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>Other lanes such as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/nl:Spitsstrook" target="_blank"><span style='color:#663366;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1027" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt=Wikipedia-16px.png></span><span style='color:#663366'> spitsstroken</span></a>(nl) in the Netherlands or <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/de:Stra%C3%9Fenquerschnitt#Seitenstreifen" target="_blank"><span style='color:#663366;text-decoration:none'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1026" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt=Wikipedia-16px.png></span><span style='color:#663366'> temporäre Standstreifen</span></a>(de) in Austria, Germany and Switzerland which are available to traffic at certain restricted times, for example during the rush hour.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>Longer slip-roads, for example on motorways and other fast major roads. Turning lanes for minor roads are not normally included. See </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'><a href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:turn" target="_blank" title="Key:turn"><span style='color:#0B0080'>turn</span></a>=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> for further details about tagging turning lanes.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:6.0pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>And the following lanes should be <b>excluded</b>:</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>Minor slip roads without a deceleration/acceleration lane, i.e. the main road is wider only because of the intersecting road.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>Parking lanes. Consider using </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'><a href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:parking:lane" target="_blank" title="Key:parking:lane"><span style='color:#0B0080'>parking:lane</span></a>=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> to provide further information.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>Bicycle lanes. Use the tag </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'><a href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:cycleway" target="_blank" title="Key:cycleway"><span style='color:#0B0080'>cycleway</span></a>=<a href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:cycleway%3Dlane" target="_blank" title="Tag:cycleway=lane"><span style='color:#0B0080'>lane</span></a></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> for those.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:1.2pt;margin-left:19.2pt;background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol;color:#222222'>·</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;color:#222222'>         </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'>Emergency </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'><img border=0 width=16 height=16 style='width:.1666in;height:.1666in' id="_x0000_i1025" src="cid:image001.png@01D3E86A.B8B69FF0" alt="[W]"></span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoulder_(road)" target="_blank" title="wikipedia:Shoulder (road)"><span style='color:#663366'>shoulder lanes</span></a>. See </span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:#222222;background:#EEEEFF'><a href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:shoulder" target="_blank" title="Key:shoulder"><span style='color:#0B0080'>shoulder</span></a>=*</span><span style='font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#222222'> for further details.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>So a “normal” two way road with cycleways (in Australia, with left hand traffic) would be tagged as:</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>cycleway=lane</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>lanes=2</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>vehicles:lanes:forward=no|yes</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>vehicles:lanes:backward=no|yes</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>bicycle:lanes:forward=designated|yes</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>bicycle:lanes:backward=designated|yes</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>When tagging to this level, I generally try to also add the width:</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>width:lanes:forward=1|3</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>width:lanes:backward=1|3</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>in JOSM the “lane and road attributes” mapstyle will help visualizing these tagged lanes.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>Use vehicle instead of motor_vehicle (to keep carriages out of your cycle lanes…).</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>Important: Do NOT include the cycleway lanes in the lanes=x count! The lanes count (which only counts marked lanes for motorized traffic) and the number of entries in the :lanes prefix keys can and will be different! (Which is maybe somewhat unfortunate, but the lanes=count tag predates the :lanes prefix tags by many years, and has been used that way all over the place. Mixing different definitions of the lanes key in different places, or even just different segments of the same road, is going to result in useless, unreliable data as a data consumer will have no way to differentiate what definition of lanes=count would apply.)</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'>See <a href="https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lanes#Crossing_with_a_designated_lane_for_bicycles" target="_blank">https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Lanes#Crossing_with_a_designated_lane_for_bicycles</a> for an example of that.</span><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:16.8pt'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif'> </span><o:p></o:p></p></div></div></blockquote></div></div></div></body></html>