Mentioning defaults on the wiki is not machine-readable. We've been
talking about this for a while now - can someone please set up a
separate channel for a discussion about the mechanism for setting

Matej Lieskovský

On 12 February 2018 at 22:28, Selfish Seahorse
<> wrote:
>> I don't see how it would be possible to set a default global value.
> I thought that just mentioning them in the wiki would be enough (like
> the default access restrictions). But as residential roads with more
> than one lane seem to be common elsewhere, there is no need for such a
> global default value.
> On 12 February 2018 at 22:16, marc marc <> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Le 12. 02. 18 à 22:02, Selfish Seahorse a écrit :
>>> There were quite a few additions of cycleway:both=no and lanes=1 tags
>>> to residential roads and living streets recently, which makes me
>>> wonder if it might make sense to define cycleway:both=no and lanes=1
>>> as default values for highway=residential and highway=living_street on
>>> the wiki. What do you think about that?
>> I don't see how it would be possible to set a default global value.
>> and even for a country-scale default value, here lanes=1 and lanes=2
>> are just as common.
>> If you think that a default value makes sense for a country, discuss it
>> with the country mailing. but as long as there is no mechanism to set
>> default values in osm, the info on the wiki page will still be useless
>> for applications that use the data. your wish therefore requires you to
>> work on the proposed feature "default values".
>> For cycleway:both=no, setting this to the default value does not change
>> anything, what is missing is a way to make the difference between "this
>> route has the default values after verification" of "this route has not
>> been checked, let's suppose it is the default values as long as nobody
>> has filled accurate value".
>> If not, you should also remove surface=asphalt because it's the default
>> for a residential highway in a lot of country. also remove maxspeed, ...
>> Regards,
>> Marc
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