[talk-ch] cyclestreet vs. bicyle_road

Flips Flips at gmx.ch
Mon Sep 6 13:28:59 CEST 2021

Hi Simon

I do not agree with you. In Germany a Fahrradstrasse (bicycle_road) is a street where bicycles have the priority. Normaly it is a highway=residential. Cars normaly are allowed. Some rare exceptions exist. Speed limit is not signed out but as far as I learned it is 30km/h. Pedestrians are not allowed.


Am 6. September 2021 10:38:16 MESZ schrieb Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>:
>Since the beginning of this year Switzerland so called "Velostrassen" 
>are a thing, these are simply streets in 30km/h zones with priority for 
>bicycles instead of the right before left regime in such zones.
>This is at least similar to the situation in Belgium (legally) and some 
>other countries (informally) where similar concepts exist, in BE, NL and 
>so on such streets are tagged with cyclestreet=yes.
>This is however different to the German concept of "Fahrradstrassen" 
>which are wider bicycle paths on which pedestrian use is allowed and you 
>have to ride on the right (with other words essentially a normal 
>"Veloweg" in Switzerland). "Fahrradstrassen" are tagged with 
>bicycle_road=yes and IMHO that should always be on a highway=cycleway.
>I would suggest that in Switzerland we should use cyclestreet=yes as 
>this models the legal situation here better than the German 
>bicycle_road=yes and would document that in the wiki in the appropriate 
>places if there is no big protest.
>Further I've noticed that there is small number of uses of bicycle_road 
>in Switzerland 
>that I suspect are either actually a Velostrasse or are mistagged due to 
>an issue with the JOSM preset for bicycle road that might have been used 
>outside of DE. These should naturally be checked and changed to 
>cyclestreet=yes if we have a consensus on the matter.
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