(English as I will get help from Leonard Ehrenfried.)
I work for Buskerudbyen. Our goal is to get more people to use public transport, bike and walk more. It is a formal co-operation between Jernbanedirektoratet, Statens vegvesen, Viken and the municipalities of Lier, Drammen, Øvre Eiker and Kongsberg. Currently we are planning construction of cycle infrastructure to fill in gaps, to then in total make more connected and safe cycle infrastructure.
As part of the groundwork for the plans, we want to show, in a simplified manner, where and how we plan to build and make connections on a map. First and foremost to show to politicians and other decision makers, but also to the public, and get them all aboard and support the plans.
The maps will be shown in presentations, flyers and, of course, on the web. In order to accommodate all this, we have up until now used a wide variety of maps, and way to often manually added lines on top of the maps in paint programs or even word processing tools. All this to make it quickly, but it does not make them nice to look at and - more importantly - very hard to change.
We plan now to add a tag(s) to roads Buskerudbyen plan to improve and add the same - or a similar tag(s) - to cycle infrastructure that is already there on both sides. Together, that makes up all the new and connected, safe cycle infrastructure. In that way we can make a map that shows these routes, are easy to change and can be shown to everyone in any format. As an added bonus, we will look into automatically calculate the total number of km of connected cycle infrastructure.
Any comments or suggestions on this project are welcome?! (We have looked into e.g.
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:proposed.)) We will post updates here as well.
As an example on how we do not want it to look: Hand drawn (in yellow) trace of planned connected cycle infrastructure on map of Svelvik, Drammen, on top of CyclOSM: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vktz7n4juyzyw88/HandDrawnMapOfSelvivkDrammenOnTopOfCyclOSM.JPG (Sorry, did not get the img tag to work in here.)