[Talk-us] Tagging bicycle anti-routes

Leroy E Leonard leeoncandler at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 20:19:50 GMT 2010

The sections of roadway and intersections that I plan to tag are the
exceptions: for instance a 4 lane state highway with a de facto speed limit
of 45 mph that suddenly goes to 2 lanes with curves, a skinny bridge and no
shoulders, or the railroad crossing a half mile further with traffic
entering from 6 different directions AND limited sight distances. Both of
these sections are choke points with both commuter through traffic and local
traffic with frustrating backups at rush hour and excess speed and limited
sight distances at all other times.

Trust me, I'm not planning on flagging whole neighborhoods or streets
running parallel to cycleways.

I am leaning towards Toby's and Dale's suggestion and use class:bicycle for
tagging. It is a subjective tag but between the clear descriptions and
examples in the wiki and the option of applying a rating function based
other tags and observed conditions means that we should be able to apply it

 -- Lee

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> > On 11/04/2010 03:22 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> >> If there's a specific intersection or stretch of road that's hazardous
> >> to a law-abiding cyclist, consider cycle_hazard=* (like
> >> cycle_hazard=door zone or cycle_hazard=bike lane to right of right
> >> turn lane).
> >
> > The problem with this answer is that it can't be machine parsed.
> Not everything needs to be machine-parsed, but if following the law
> puts cyclists in danger (they have to ride in the door zone, for
> example) we could use a different tag (cycle_danger=yes?).
> cycle_hazard would be more for "this might be bad if you're a
> beginning cyclist and think the bike lane/gutter will protect you".
> > There's currently a tagging proposal with some live usage on access tags
> > for "preferred" and "avoid."
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/avoid
> Which everyone but you agrees that you're misusing (tagging streets on
> which cycling is legal and safe with bicycle=avoid just because they
> lack bike lanes or shoulders).
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