[Talk-GB] Paths and footways
trevor.k.hook at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 24 14:10:30 BST 2010
On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Richard Mann <
richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I use path for unmade paths in the country (or indistinct ones across
> parks), and footways for made up paths.
But that goes against the wiki advice, highway=footway is for designated
foot routes, any UK Public Footpath in the countryside would fall under that
interpretation and yet more often than not they are just mud or grass paths,
certainly once you are off the more popular tourist trails.
However, an urban pedestrian cut through with a hard surfaced is often only
legally recognised in the same way as a path at the side of the road, you
aren't allow casually block it (for example, not allowed to park a car on
it) but getting it diverting is trivial (e.g. for a new building project)
because it's not protected in anyway.
The problem is that in the UK, we use the 2 terms (or the equivalent
phrases) the opposite way round to the rest of the world.
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