[OSM-talk] class=bicycle usage
yvecai at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 13:58:55 UTC 2017
" this highway is lower speed limit" is enough to tag, let the data consumers do the rest.
Saw this in the latest OSM Weekly:
Le 16 juillet 2017 02:51:03 GMT+02:00, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>"This is primarily subjective rubbish which, IMO, has no place in OSM.
>"Lovely scenery." indeed <shakes head>"
>OSM has many of its roots in cycling. A cyclist with a GPS could cover
>much greater distance than a pedestrian in the days before we had the
>imagery we enjoy today. If you look at the web sites that provide
>routes many actually use OSM and provide different types of routing
>according to the needs of the cyclist.
>Locally in Ottawa we have these things called City parks where you may
>cycle over many of the paths, the NCC has what are called multiuse
>that many consider to be cycle paths. These stretch for many kilometres
>a few run alongside the river Ottawa, you're quite right many commuters
>enjoy the scenery as they cycle. We even have a few tourists who hire
>bike or bring their own to travel them. We have highways that cyclists
>use but with a 60 km/hr speed limit and high traffic volumes the more
>cyclists prefer not to use them but a number of of the "spandex"
>seem to relish the close contact with fast moving cars.
>We have room in OSM for tagging to say this highway is lower speed
>and low volume traffic and suitable for more timid cyclists or this one
>higher speed limit and volume of traffic but how we would tag I'm not
>We do of course have tourism=viewpoint but that isn't quite the same as
>safer route for cyclists.
>On 15 July 2017 at 19:34, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> This is primarily subjective rubbish which, IMO, has no place in OSM.
>> "Lovely scenery." indeed <shakes head>
>> On 15/07/2017 23:45, Rodrigo Rodríguez wrote:
>>> I'm trying to map bicycle-friendly ways in my city [Managua], which
>>> doesn't have any cycleways or lanes. I'm wondering whether I should
>>> the "class=bicycle" to map those ways where I usually ride on my
>>> sharing with the whole traffic (cars, buses, etc.)
>>> Is this the case where I can use this tag? I'm expecting some
>>> based on your cyclist mapping experience.
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