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

Mark Williams mark.666 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Aug 29 00:04:57 BST 2007

graham wrote:
> I guess you probably meant to send this to the list?
Yeah - Did send it again for that, having missed 1st go!
> Mark Williams wrote:
>> We have a local area (Chafford Hundred)where these signs are common - 
>> this is in fact a 2-level way with a distinct step/kerb to segregate 
>> foot/cycle lanes,
> I wouldn't have any issues with that. It's sticking the signs on 
> unchanged, narrow, and often used pavements at the side of main roads 
> I object to.
> >This is however a net of cycleways in a residential area, not 
> >through-ways for serious long-distance travel. I wouldn't go fast 
> here >as it crosses roads frequently, and toddlers don't read the 
> signs. I
> > have them in the maps as highway=cycleway, foot=yes, bicycle=yes 
> which > brings them up green in Osmarender, as opposed to 
> highway=footway,
> > bicycle=yes, foot=yes which is brown.
> So you use cycleway= for the long distance ones, highway=cycleway for 
> the local ones?
No, but I would if we had any. All very bitsy round here & nothing 
dedicated. I would put both on for a decent one, not leave it without a 
>> Perhaps the route itself speaks volumes on the speed of these paths? 
>> The main cycle route is a separate lane alongside the old A13 (now 
>> A1306), which is clearly straight past the area but short of adding a 
>> separate way, doesn't show on a map.
> I started adding these as ways. Is that not a common convention? Eg.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.48409684650149&lon=-0.3192976639136069&zoom=16 
> (renders in osmarender, not mapnik)
Well I thought so, but looking at other posts, apparently not. I wasn't 
sufficiently impressed by the one I gave earlier to do it, but have on 
other sections of the same road.  
is on the same road, A1306, but I like the suggestion made earlier about 
getting the renderer to colour the road border for lanes better.


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