[OSM-talk] Path vs footway vs cycleway vs...
lesi at lesi.is-a-geek.net
Sat Nov 28 14:28:46 GMT 2009
The footway/cycleway/path choas is the one of the biggest drawbacks of OSM.
Here's my approach:
- A footway is a mostly paved way in a city. It's a way which was mostly
built by an authority. You can walk on it safely in high heels.
- A path is a narrow way, which is mostly not paved and was not built by
somebody. This can be short cuts in cities, ways in a forest which are to
narrow to be tagged as tracks or hiking trails in the mountains. If it's
raining you could get dirty shoes.
You can indicate that the path is (not) suitable for bikes with
You can ride with your bike everywhere in my area, so I do not use cycleway.
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