I think it depends on the country - most cycling roads in Japan “end” and dump 
you into a sidewalk to cross rail crossings - otherwise they either avoid the 
grade crossing or end and put you into regular road traffic to use the road’s 
grade crossing. they are basically 1-2km long sections of cycleway that 
constantly “end" and you either join the road traffic (as a car) or use 
pedestrian routes (crosswalks, sidewalks) to get around obstacles (like 
railways or crossing a road with an island or similar). 

The official documentation for this cycling road details the “detour” on the 
regular roads to use the car’s grade crossing because they don’t want a cycle 
grade crossing. 


you can see the detour in blue on the map

I’m sure there is a dedicated “cycleway grade crossing” somewhere in Japan, but 
in the few hundred KM of cycleways I have ridden, I have never seen one. most 
non-motorcar grade crossings are for peds or for tractors. 

But I’m also sure there are countries with hundreds of dedicated cycleway 

Perhaps a separate “cycleway grade crossing” is appropriate  - iD recently 
started supporting cycleway crossings. Perhaps this tag is also needed.

But please remember that the basic premise that a cyclist is a variant of 
pedestrian is the idea for a lot of cycling infrastructure around the world, 
and making a cycleway crossing a “road” crossing rather than a “path” crossing 
would be considered bad mapping in a lot of places. 

Please consider this when coming up with a solution to this problem. 


> On Oct 9, 2019, at 11:07 PM, Vɑdɪm <vadp.d...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On the other hand the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic mentions crossings
> for cyclists separately
> (https://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/conventn/Conv_road_traffic_EN.pdf):
>> 3. (a) The standing or parking of a vehicle on the carriageway shall be
>> prohibited:
>> (i) On pedestrian crossings, on *crossings for cyclists*, and on
>> level-crossings;
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