[talk-au] Australian tagging guidelines for Cycle Map

Luke Woolley woolleyknox at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 12 03:48:09 BST 2008

> Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:39:51 +1000> From: peter at emailross.com> To: woolleyknox at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [talk-au] Australian tagging guidelines for Cycle Map> > On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Luke Woolley <woolleyknox at hotmail.com> wrote:> > OK, now that I seem to have the hang of this system, i'll bring this issue> > to the table.> >> > I recently added to the Wikiproject Victoria, Australia wiki page some bike> > route tagging guidelines using relations. I wrote that off-road routes be> > tagged as rcn and on-road routes as lcn.> >> > BlueMM posted a reply suggesting that we put the guidelines up for debate.> > How do you guys think we should go about this?> >> I have to admit that I don't find rcn = off-road and lcn = on-road.> We already have surface=unpaved to indicate off-road.> > In fact some trails such as Merri Creek Trail consist off both paved> and unpaved sections.> > Now that I think about it, perhaps you didn't mean paved/unpaved but> actually you meant cars are also allowed on the route or not. I'm a> mountain biker so off-road to me means something best ridden on a mtb.> > There are also issues with this, for example the monee ponds creek> trail has a small section that is on-road.> > So no solutions from me, just some issues to think about.> > So in summary it would be nice if the cycle map could indicate the> type of track, on or off road, paved or unpaved (perhaps more> appropiately suitable for road bike or not).
Ok, hopefully this message works.
Yeah i'll clarify. I did mean on-road routes as routes which are actually on roads (such as quiet local streets, roads with bike lanes etc. and off-road routes as bike paths and tracks, irrelevent of surface. I'm not sure if the type of surface renders but it would be good if it does.
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