[Talk-GB] A495 add tag 'bicycle=yes'?

Craig Wallace craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Fri Jan 1 22:13:43 GMT 2010

On 01/01/2010 22:01, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> brenda cameron wrote:
>> The reason involves openmtbmap and perhaps other bicycle oriented maps. It
>> currently blocks all trunk roads to autorouting, while allowing primary
>> roads. The author has indicated that he will include trunk roads if
>> "tagged bicycle=yes and motorroad=yes is not present. I will not do this
>> for highway=motorway."
> If cycling is usually allowed on trunk roads in .uk then you should make
> an effort to persuade the author to reflect that in his code. (It seems
> he's from Germany, where we normally use highway=trunk for a type of
> road that is closed to bicycles.) If, however, that would lead to you
> having to add "bicycle=no" to 95% of trunk roads then maybe it is better
> proceed as you have planned.

Cycling is allowed on just about all trunk roads in the UK. There are a 
few trunk (or primary) roads where cycling is banned, but they are 
exceptions (and signposted as such), so easier to just tag those as 

There is this page which specifies the default access restrictions for 
different highway types in various countries: 
Though its currently lacking anything for the UK. It would be worth 
adding a table, then anyone making routing software can just check that 


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