In OSM many longer easy hiking trails in Switzerland are interrupted by rural asphalt roads and run along them. This results in many rural paved roads being tagged with sac_scale=hiking.
This renders the road bike profile completely useless because ways tagged sac_scale=* are being rejected according to the documentation:
Simple example: Openrouteservice Maps
There’s plenty of even more absurd examples.
I would suggest to remove this tag filter so that only the general bike filter sac_scale!=hiking applies.
i think this should rather be fixed in the OSM data:
if you look at the description of the sac_scale tag, this should not exist on a road with
highway:unclassified especially if it is asphalted.
If you still want to vote for a different tag filtering for the road bike profile, please open an issue in our backend repository including examples, so this can be further discussed there.
Thanks. I’ve done some bulk-editing in my neck of the woods. Removed sac_scale=hiking wherever surface=(asphalt|paved).
- Changeset: 124944081 | OpenStreetMap
- Changeset: 124944029 | OpenStreetMap
- Changeset: 124943894 | OpenStreetMap
@amandus The OSM guys just reverted all three changesets, because they see the sac_scale matter differently. Any chance that the sac_scale=* filter could be removed from at least the ORS roadbike profile?
@jockie i’ve commented on the changeset as well. I still see the tagging on that road rather not in line with the tag description, but local communities can be quite defensive when it comes to their edits ^^.
But yeah, for future edits probably keep that in mind. Let’s see how they respond. I doubt that they want that changed.
As mentioned above you can still open an issue in the ors repository and suggest a different tag filtering.