[Talk-us] Bike route relation issues

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Mon Jan 12 06:16:58 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 9:43 PM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>

> By contrast, I am not aware of any Interstate highways in the southeast
> USA that allow bicycles. From my experience, every entrance ramp has signs
> forbidding non-motorized traffic and mopeds.

I think highway departments out west realize that Interstate Highways are
necessary for all types of vehicles. I suspect mainly because of lack of

I think the original question is are there bicycle routes that include
Interstate Highways. From what we've learned, Interstate Highways can be
tagged to allow bicycles where permitted by law. But just because bicycles
are permitted, does that mean they are also part of a bicycle route? I'm
not a bicyclist, so I'll defer to those that are. Bicycle routes should be
documented by appropriate groups. I'm not sure who they are. We could also
entertain tagging with the name of the organization documents the routes.

A close analogy are hiking trails. For example the Pacific Crest is
documented by the USDA Forest Service. Local trails are documented by local
hiking organizations. Certainly both are welcome in OSM. Why not for
bicycle routes?

BTW - "Wild" is a great movie.


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