Proposed features/Suffix both ways
|De facto use of this tag family is documented for example at Key:lanes:both_ways|
|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Tagging:||[[Key:<existing key>:both_ways|<existing key>:both_ways]]=[[Tag:<existing key>:both_ways=<existing value>|<existing value>]]|
|Definition:||Specify properties for lanes or similar features running in both directions of a way.|
|Rendered as:||Dependent on the base key|
In analogy with the suffixes :forward and :backward the proposed suffix
:both_ways can be used to specify lanes or similar features running in both directions of the OSM way.
Currently there exist the suffixes
:backward which e.g. are used in lanes:forward=* to specify the number of lanes in the same direction of the way and lanes:backward=* for those lanes running in opposite direction. We are missing the possibility for lanes/features/properties, which run in both directions.
This suffix could be useful e.g. together with reversible, median or centre turn lanes.
Add the suffix
:both_ways to the existing OSM key to restrict its meaning to lanes or similar features running in both directions.
|A typical example (marked in red) of a lane for both driving directions in the middle of a junction.||lanes=3|
|A typical example of a centre turn lane.||lanes=3|
|A great example of the creativity of today's traffic planners: the light-grey lane in the middle is a so called multi-purpose lane, which might be used in both directions by all road users, even pedestrians. Vehicles may use it for e.g. turning or accessing buildings. (This is an official statement)||lanes=5|
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