[Tagging] Tagging highway=cycleway without explicit knowledge of the law?

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 11 10:39:14 GMT 2009

If it's wide and not explicitly banned to cars then it's highway=track. If
it looks better than ropey, give it a tracktype.


On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 7:44 AM, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If I trace (from aerial imagery) a path that I'm pretty sure would be
> great to ride on, and that appears to have been made nice and wide for
> cyclists, could/should I tag this as highway=cycleway? I know that
> pedestrians are probably welcome to walk on it as well (in Australia,
> no one is going to kick a pedestrian off a bikeway like the one I am
> referring to).
> Could/should I add an additional tag to clarify that I really don't
> know the legal status/designation/whatever of the path? If yes, what
> should that additional tag be?
> The current wiki definition of highway=cycleway is "mainly or
> exclusively for bicycles". This I cannot be sure of from the aerial
> imagery, nor can I of anything to do with the law. What to do...
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