[Talk-GB] TfL cycle data published - schema mapping

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 2 09:48:10 UTC 2019

Bike riders may like to read about  the latest mess concerning cycle lanes:



On 22/09/2019 15:45, Mike Baggaley wrote:
> I would prefer not to see cycleway:lane=mandatory as this suggests that cyclists have to use the lane when set. In the UK, the significance of the solid white line separating a cycle lane and main carriageway is that motor vehicles are not allowed to use the cycle lane, but cyclists can use either the cycle lane or main carriageway. I would only want to see mandatory used if there is also a separate sign prohibiting cyclists from the road (and I am not sure whether any of these exist). I suggest cycleway:lane={exclusive|advisory} which are existing tags according to the wiki. Note that UK cycle lanes can also be used by pedestrians, so are not strictly exclusive to cyclists.
> Cheers,
> Mike
>> • Mandatory/Advisory Cycle Lane: OSM has no differentiation between
>> mandatory (solid white line) and advisory (dashed white line) lane,
>> probably because this distinction is rare elsewhere in the world. A new tag
>> cycleway:lane={mandatory|advisory} is proposed as a backwards-compatible
>> addition that elaborates on cycleway=lane. This would be useful for routing
>> engines, who could infer a level of commitment to cyclists at each such
>> location.
>> https://bikedata.cyclestreets.net/tflcid/conversion/#clt_mandat
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