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How to tag a street which is one-way for the general public, but two-way for local residents? oneway:destination=no (analogous "oneway:bicycle=no")?

asked 31 Jul '14, 10:52

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edited 31 Jul '14, 12:01

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There is an approved tagging scheme for those situations where traffic rules depend on factors such as the time, the weather, or who you are. It's called "conditional restrictions".

This is how we would do this. First, let's set the default for regular traffic:

oneway = yes

Then set the exception, and for whom this exception applies:

oneway:conditional = no @ destination

By the way, the reason why oneway:destination would not be correct is that, unlike bicycle, destination is not a type of vehicle.

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answered 31 Jul '14, 19:57

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Thank you very much!

(31 Jul '14, 23:01) Arathos

IMHO it doesn't really matter. Currently there is no established tagging for your scenario (see ), that in turns implies nobody would actually use the tagging (in this specific case it can further be assumed that the residents don't really need to navigate with an app down the road they live on).

In the end you are simply documenting the situation and in such a case the tagging should simply not conflict with existing usage, and as you can see from taginfo it doesn't.

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answered 31 Jul '14, 11:15

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Whether tagging styles are "established" is of course subjective. However, the ":conditional" suffix is not only approved by a vote, it has also about 50000 uses, although of course distributed across various main keys.

(31 Jul '14, 20:09) Tordanik

I would agree with Tordanik that his suggestion is clearly more consistent with the conditional tagging scheme. Using it would increase the likelihood of the tagging being used if ever somebody wanted to modify routing for such a case.

(31 Jul '14, 22:59) SimonPoole ♦

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