[Talk-us] Bike route relation issues

Kerry Irons irons54vortex at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 15:27:05 UTC 2015

The key question here, it seems to me, is whether there is any “official” body that claims these sections of I-5 to be a bicycle route.  That might include bike clubs if indeed OSM decides to include “private routes” in the data base.  I am not aware if any group that would suggest I-5 for a bike route in Oregon.  If that is the case then it appears that this is simply someone claiming it to be a bike route by personal fiat.  That opens the door to a discussion had last year about people putting personal opinion into OSM and designating it as a bicycle route.  This seems to me to be a path to chaos but it is up to the OSM community to make that determination.



Kerry Irons


From: Volker Schmidt [mailto:voschix at gmail.com] 
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Regarding the I-5 "bicycle route", I looked a bit closer at this. In fact the route is most of the time on the I-5, but at the northern end in Portland it actually shows in detail the way cyclists need to take to avoid the no-cycles bit of the I-5 (see https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ie=UTF8 <https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=10&hl=en&mid=zF9NcSQ7rxPw.kenRJL5pecto> &msa=0&z=10&hl=en&mid=zF9NcSQ7rxPw.kenRJL5pecto). In that sense the relation may make sense at its northern end, provided there is signposting on it. 
Otherwise no. Also there is no name in the relation and no reference to any web page or other information.


Padova, Italy

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