Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#5198 closed enhancement (invalid)

Treatment of Bicycle and trunk roads

Reported by: Spenny Owned by: jochen@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: taginfo Version:
Keywords: trunk, bicycle, tag, routing Cc:


Routing for bicycles in the UK has a different default for trunk roads from that in Europe. This causes problems because European providers of maps default bicycle to no for routing purposes but in the UK it needs to be defaulted to bicycle yes unless explicitly marked.

In the UK, trunk roads can be fairly minor roads, single carriageway with no special crossings from one country lane on one side to the other. For example, in Germany, trunk roads are considered nearly autobahn standard. In the UK a trunk road may simply be a designation of the Highways Authority and relates more to an administrative status rather than a specific quality of road.

The solution is either to introduce an alternative tag in the UK, or to force a default of bicycle=yes for all UK trunk routes where the tag has not been set.

A simple example is where it is acceptable to cycle from Loxley Lane to Loxley Lane across a short section of Stafford Road (37284173) which will not route in European sourced mapping.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Why have you reported this against the tagino component? That is just a service for reporting which tags are in use and has nothing to do with routing.

If you want to report a problem with routing then you need to report it the provider of whichever routing engine you are having a problem with.

If you want to suggest a new tag then you should use the tagging list, or the tag proposal process in the wiki, or just start using it!

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