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I'm trying to add a cycleway bike track to one side of a road, but I can't tell which side is left or right. The docs say "relative to the direction in which the way was drawn in the editor" , but using the iD editor I can't tell how an existing road is drawn. It also doesn't give me any visual clues as to which direction the road is pointed at.

  • iD only displays the direction of the road when certain tags are present, for example oneway=yes. You could temporarily add this tag in order to see the direction of the way. But this approach is error-prone because you could forget to remove it later :/ – scai Apr 22 '14 at 7:56
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For advanced editing, I suggest to switch over to the editor JOSM.

In JOSM, the way gets arrows in the direction while the way is in editing mode.

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    You can also tell in Potlatch 2: when you select a way, the little helper box in the lower right will show the general direction of the way. – neuhausr Apr 21 '14 at 15:01

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