[Tagging] bicycle=no

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 7 12:30:30 GMT 2009

The problem is that highway=footway implies (in some people's eyes) that
bicycle=no, and when the honest truth is that it's private land and the
owner doesn't seem to care, you need to put something to modify the default.

bicycle=whatever seems to capture it well, but bicycle=tolerated or
bicycle=accepted might translate better. Or maybe we need a
separate bicycle:defacto tag.


On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>> Just so we're clear:
>> The bicycle=* is used purely to indicate the lawfulness of access.
>> It does not cover the suitability of the the path such as the ground
>> conditions. That's done with surface=*
>> Yep. Footpath through a churchground. Footpath from the road down to the
> beach. Narrow laneway. Footpath across the grass between two roads.
> Footpath around a cricket ground. Pier.
> Suitable for bikes? Sure. Lawful? Absolutely no idea.
> Steve
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