[talk-au] Confused by on-road bikelanes

Ian Sergeant inas66+osm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 09:40:52 GMT 2012

If it is clearly a bicycle lane, then there is a tag for that
(cycleway=lane).   Have a look at the bicycle examples on the wiki.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bicycle.  However if it really isn't a
usable cycle lane (cars are parked on it) then you may be doing more harm
than good.

My advice would be if you can't clearly identify the facility or route,
then maybe don't tag them for now.  Especially if you aren't surveying by
bicycle or following a route.

A bicycle stencil may mean it is part of a council cycle network.  It may
indicate some form of bicycle lane or other facility.  Or it may indicate
nothing at all.  Some are even stamped on cross streets approaching a
bicycle facility.

An unfortunate consequence over overtagging bicycle facilities in Australia
seems to be many lcn's which provide no on-road facilities and no routing


On 7 January 2012 13:03, David Findlay <david at woodypointcomms.com.au> wrote:

> I've read the tagging guidelines but am still a little confused. How
> should we
> tag marked on road bike lanes? Usually they don't have any particular name
> or
> network. Thanks,
>  <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-au>
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