[Talk-ca] Biking networks in Canada

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 07:56:57 BST 2008

This feels like a hack to me. I might be better to create a
State/Provincial Cycle Network tag to hold these. For that matter,
would the TCT not be an unofficial NCN?


On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 10:05 PM, Alan McConchie <almccon at ofb.net> wrote:
> 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 province.
> Alan
> 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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