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

Ted Percival ted at midg3t.net
Wed Jun 10 20:20:11 BST 2009

Paul Johnson wrote:
> Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Mario Salvini wrote:
>>> Even in germany on these roads there are no additional rights-of-way in 
>>> comparison to "normal" cycleways (except that bicycles get the 
>>> officially allowance to drive next to each other and not just inline. 
>>> buts that's piece of cake ;) ). A normal cycleway with 
>>> motorcar/agricultural/...=yes/destination/... would be exactly the same.
>> We're getting very much into national detail here but just to give an 
>> example, look at this aerial image (which is 100 metres from my office BTW):
>> http://maps.google.de/maps?ll=49.007912,8.378746&spn=0.000729,0.001026&t=h&z=20
>> The road going east-west is a former residential road with different 
>> lanes for each direction of travel, plus diagonal parking spaces in the
>> middle. It is over 20 metres wide. This road has now been designated a 
>> "Fahrradstrasse" (cycle road). Motorized traffic is still allowed at 
>> "adequate speeds" (whatever that means).
>> While I am not a big fan of endless tagging discussions, tagging the 
>> road above as "highway=cycleway, car=yes" strikes me as grossly misleading.
>> Maybe it should simply retain highway=residential. After all, the 
>> "residentialness" of the road has not changed one bit since it was 
>> designated a cycle road.
> On the other hand, it's no longer as minor as a residential road, nor
> has the same use as a residential road (as it's throughbound for cyclists).
highway=residential and bicycle=designated ?

If it's not a through road for vehicles but is for bicycles that could
be a challenge to tag access restrictions on. Perhaps a node with
barrier=* if there is one.

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