[Talk-us] [OSM-talk] Bicycle boulevards

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jun 10 18:30:24 BST 2009

Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 10 Jun 2009, at 03:25, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> 2009/6/9 Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>:
>>> I'm curious if bicycle boulevards would qualify as living streets, given
>>> that a living street would most closely describe a bicycle boulevard in
>>> OSM terms, though a bicycle boulevard might lack pedestrian facilities.
>>>  Frequently, these are not streets you would want to let the kids play
>>> in, as the volume of fast-moving, near-silent vehicles would present a
>>> very real collision hazard at peak traffic times.  This kind of way has
>>> sprung up only in the last 10 years or so, and almost all of them were
>>> formerly highway=residential prior to becoming bicycle boulevards.
>> I would still like to see the cycleroad-proposal become reality,
>> because these kind of streets IMHO merit their own class.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/cycleroad
> In my eyes, that road would be simply tagged with highway=cycleway.

Do cycleways normally allow motorized vehicles?  Bicycle boulevards do
(even if they do make using one an exceptional pain).

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