[Talk-ca] Biking networks in Canada

Alan McConchie almccon at ofb.net
Mon Jul 7 06:05:02 BST 2008

We might want to consider how they're doing things down in the  
States.  Given that it is unlikely that there will ever be a National  
Cycling Network in the US in the foreseeable future, they're using NCN  
for statewide networks, and RCN for county-level networks.

It looks like that's what they're doing in Quebec; those NCN numbers  
seem to match the Quebec-wide Route Verte network: http://www.routeverte.com/rv/index_e.php

I'd suggest we do the same as they're doing in Quebec and in the US,  
and use NCN for provincial networks (in provinces where they exist)  
and use RCN, as you suggest, for anything between municipality and  


On Jul 6, 2008, at 9:26 PM, Corey Burger wrote:

> I have noticed there is a bit of NCN tagged in Quebec:
> http://www.gravitystorm.co.uk/osm/?zoom=6&lat=5628088.92068&lon=-8150498.30794&layers=B00
> However, I am terribly confused, as it is tagged as NCN 8. AFAIK,
> there is National Cycling network in Canada. Am I mistaken?
> Anyway, I have tagged the Galloping Goose and Lochside Regional Trails
> here in Victoria as RCN or regional cycle network:
> http://openstreetmap.org/?lat=48.43248&lon=-123.37742&zoom=16
> (not yet visible)
> So I propose the following:
> NCN - we leave blank for now
> RCN - This is any cycle network beyond a single municipality, such as
> the GG and LRT here in Victoria
> LCN - any municipal efforts, such as the Saanich Centennial Trails
> here in Victoria
> (and yes, as most of Canada has nowhere near the cycling
> infrastructure as here in Victoria, I realize some of this is
> academic)
> Corey
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