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[mkgmap-dev] Turn restriction for highway=motorway[_link]

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Mon Aug 9 05:56:07 BST 2010

On Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 07:03:33PM +0100, Dermot McNally wrote:
>On 8 August 2010 17:41, Marko Mäkelä <marko.makela at iki.fi> wrote:
>> shoulders) but the only choice in the area. I believe that the 
>> default style (correctly) does add bicycle=no to highway=trunk. When 
>> I get
>If this is so, then the default should be changed. The fact that 
>various countries have overloaded trunk for their own usage is not a 
>reason to force everybody else to add redundant tags to thousands of km 
>of road.

I think that it has to be done on a case-by-case basis. If there is a 
lesser road nearby, then the default (bicycle=no) is OK. If there is no 
other practical choice or there is only light traffic on the road, then 
bicycle=yes makes sense. I would say that bicycle=no is a sensible 
default for highway=trunk.

By the way, at least in Finland, many cycleways are still missing, 
especially outside cities. There are some cycleways along some trunk 
roads, close to more densely inhabited areas.


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