[OSM-talk] dangerous cycling lanes (was Re: A new highway tagging scheme - thinking about)

Stephen Gower socks-openstreetmap.org at earth.li
Tue Aug 28 16:27:21 BST 2007

On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 02:38:17PM +0100, graham wrote:
> What do others do about this kind of thing? I've been putting off doing 
> much mapping of cycling routes at all because I don't know what the best 
> solution is. 

  Just another thing I'm thinking about in this context, which is
  stopping me mapping cycling stuff until I've got my brain thinking

  Someone on one of the the Oxford Cycling lists recently put into
  words something I've noticed subconciously round here for a while:
  "The context in Oxford is always the twin network - main road cycle
  lanes are provided in parallel with quieter routes."  How can we
  best mark the distinction between these?
  Perhaps it's analogous to the various levels of highways (but
  without the aide of an offical classification).  If I'm using a map
  to plan a driving route, I'll be looking for the blue Motorway
  lines to get me there fastest, while my Dad would be looking for
  A-roads and other routes to keep him *away* from the motorways.
  So that makes me think, what I want from a cycle map is the main
  routes (as long as they wouldn't be suicidal!) and particular
  features for cycles (for example, a bus lane that allows us to go
  straight on while cars have to go left) - I'm not to bothered about
  if there's a designated cycle path or not.  On the other hand, my
  wife would be looking for the quiet backstreet cycle route network. 
  How best can we tag these so that a cycle-map rendering could show
  both, in the same way a traditional road-map shows both motorways
  and A-roads?
  More to think about!

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