ref = * only official reference?
"ref = * - Reference number or Code of the route"
was changed to
"ref = * - Official reference number or code of the route as signed / if it has one"
In Germany, according to my observations, things are different. Often there are no official abbreviations for regional and local routes, only symbols. Therefore the ref=* is often defined by the mapper. One can find good or not. But this is lived practice.
As it stands now, one would have to omit the "ref=*" and one would not be able to distinguish the routes on the map from one another.
- As explained on the German page the definition of ref=* - on cycle routes and elsewhere - is very clear. The German-speaking community unfortunately has completely ignored core principles of OSM, the documentation, and global consensus. Inventing abbreviated names out of convenience is not how we roll. I have started a discussion on the German-speaking mailing lists to find a way how we can fix this issue in the database.
- --Stefanct (talk) 20:34, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
S-Pedelec/Fast Ebikes/Moped/Mofa Specific rules in Switzerland?
Atleast in Switzerland there are Specific rules for "S-Pedelec/Fast Ebikes/Moped/Mofa" with a "Small yellow Number" for examples see https://www.mobilservice.ch/admin/data/files/news_section_file/file/143/lfussverkehr-schweizr-testet-neue-signalisation.pdf?lm=1418801038 so it would make sense, to differ between them also on openstreetmap. There are even separate Parking places, some only for Mofa's some for Motos+Mofas and others only for Bikes and Fast Ebikes, also there we may check if we can add more symbols to separate them, also i would suggest to add a separate Bike Parking symbol for Bike Parkings that are covered and uncovered.