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Bike routes

Posted by khartley on 19 November 2012 in English (English)

Updating all bike routes in Winnipeg to match active transportation plan. not sure how to note roads suggested as bike routes, but no infrastructure.

Comment from smsm1 on 19 November 2012 at 08:53

It's worth remember that what is in the active transportation plan may not be the same as on the ground.

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Comment from CycleStreets on 19 November 2012 at 10:16

If you see signage on the ground, you can give it the lcn=yes (local cycle network) tag.

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Comment from z-dude on 19 November 2012 at 12:11

for the non signed routes, you can go with 'lcn=proposed' it will render as a dashed line in open cyclemap after a few weeks.

I used to put lcn=yes on ways, but lately, for longer routes with names, I've been using the relation editor.
In the potlatch tag editor, click the advanced tag, then on the bottom left, you will have a 'add to' link.. click 'add to' then 'new relation' then 'local cycling network' if it's a neighbourhood route, The Name of the route will be the route's name. the Reference will be the name it's rendered so you can call it Trans Canada Trail Cycle Route - and give it a reference of TCT Then, to make the route longer, you add more segments to the cycle route relation. You can select multiple segments with CTRL-CLICK if your potlatch editor is behaving nicely and add multiple route segments at a time.

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Comment from z-dude on 19 November 2012 at 12:21

here's a link to the transcanada trail http://tctrail.ca/explore-the-trail/ which runs through winnipeg.

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Comment from khartley on 19 November 2012 at 23:50

Wow thanks you guys are super helpful! I will use Alexz's suggestion to 'lcn=proposed' tag. I'm using an geo-referenced illustrator file in qGIS then shapefiles from OSM. and potlach.

Then end game is to use this in mapbox or leaflet for routeing via bike routes. Some areas are "suggested" bike routes, but no signage/paint exists. LCN=proposed may be perfect for this, while bike=yes

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 21 November 2012 at 15:33

Please use route relations for the cycleway network, rather than tagging the underlying ways. It's much easier to maintain, allows for richer tagging on the related route, and all around less of a hassle to deal with.

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Comment from khartley on 24 November 2012 at 08:38

Paul, thanks for the comment, that's what I've been doing as well as tagging the underlying ways. I'll write more on this another time!

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