Small debate I’m having with another contributor for which we couldn’t find a previous consensus, so we’re asking for the community point of view on this.
Let’s say you have a street mapped with two way, a main one, and on its left side a separately mapped cycleway:
- the main one (for example
highway=residential) has all vehicle traffic going oneway (so tagged
oneway=yes). To reflect the separately mapped cycleway, a tag
- on the cycleway (
highway=cycleway) that is on the left side, one can cycle at least in the direction opposite to the one of the main way (so either
oneway=yesbut with an opposite direction vs the main way)
Question: should the main way be tagged
- data consumers that are interested in less level of detail know still the cycleway situation without doing a spatial fuzzy search for nearby
highway=cycleway(otherwise there would be no reason for
separate, we could just put
- having a separate cycleway with a flow going in the opposite direction doesn’t make the main/larger/central/cars way two-ways for bicycles (agree that there should be a way to summarise detailed street mapping into a single big way, but don’t think this should be done this way)
This can lead to a broader debate: should access restrictions refer to always streets as a whole or to individual OSM ways?
Thanks for your inputs on this!
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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/when-mapping-a-cycleway-separately-should-the-oneway-attribute-on-the-main-way-reflect-the-global-main-way-cycleway-situation-or-should-it-be-strictly-about-the-main-way-situation-without-regard-to-the-situation-on-the-separate-cycleway/7504