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When there's a normal road (cycling allowed) with segregated cycleways on both sides and a cycle route goes there, which of the ways should be tagged with lcn_ref=*/lcn=yes?

I'm assuming cycle routes are bidirectional (the road is not oneway) - does it change anything if A->B takes one route and B->A another?

asked 28 Aug '10, 19:43

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None; you should be using relations for cycle routes.

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answered 04 Sep '10, 10:14

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The lcn is where it is most natural to bike. If there is cycleways where no pedestrians is allowed this is the natural place to bike and should be tagged as an lcn. If however there is pedestrians in the cycleways and the max speed in the car lanes is low enough it is most natural for bicycles to use the highway. This is not an exact or formal definition but in most cases it should be clear where the authorities have accommodated for bikes.

If a route takes different ways forward and backward you can use the roles 'forward' and 'backward' to tag this.

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answered 31 Aug '10, 08:02

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