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How are traffic signals tagged to permit passing at a red light?

I couldn't find much reference to this within the OSM wiki, but a general explanation is at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_turn_on_red

This is topical because Paris has recently announced it is relaxing the the restriction on cycling through hundreds of junctions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33773868

asked 12 Aug '15, 09:59

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A quick inspection of taginfo only reveals red_turn:right with 25 instances in Germany, and no further documentation. Other tags such as permissive_left_turn which is heavily used in Toronto appear to be describing the phasing of the traffic signals. Neither approach seems particularly suited to different rules for different transport modes.

(12 Aug '15, 10:49) SK53 ♦

Hi, search the database for VR05 (bicyclist & moped) and VR06 (bicyclist) right allowed, its official in nl at traffic-lights combined with this traffic sign.

(13 Aug '15, 09:36) Hendrikklaas

@Hendrikklaas Doesn't sound like this tag name is suited for a world-wide project.

(13 Aug '15, 09:55) scai ♦

It ll take some time, but these traffic_signs will be added anyway. So Ill expect the Wiki to follow.

(13 Aug '15, 11:37) Hendrikklaas
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