[OSM-talk] EuroVelo routes are out of date

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Thu Oct 3 08:27:53 UTC 2019

EuroVelo routes are not in a great state in OSM. Many of them appear to have been armchaired years ago when routes were "in development", and not updated since to reflect the correct route.

A handful of examples:

EV3 should follow the new cycleway along the Oise, not the busy D932a

[Czech Republic]
EV7 is completely wrong in OSM from the south of Prague to Nahoruby, including unrideable tracks and a suggestion that cyclists use a “ferry” that in reality is a tourist boat that only operates at weekends

EV8 now follows the Pirinexus alignment

…and there are lots more.

I realise people are preoccupied with tagwanking over relation tagging [1] and sorting [2] and editor snobbery [3], but there’s not a lot of point fretting over how pretty the tagging is on the route relation if the route is actually wrong in the first place.

Could I encourage people to check the EuroVelo routes in their home countries and update them where necessary?


[1] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-August/047790.html
[2] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-August/047258.html
[3] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-January/042154.html
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