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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sun Dec 13 15:35:02 GMT 2009

On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 8:52 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:39 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
> > Anthony wrote:
> >>
> >> Hmm, the resolution isn't quite as good as I was expecting.  Still, I
> >> think I spotted two or three bicyclists near two or three
> >> pedestrians.  Looks like shared-use, which means highway=path.
> > I think this is the wrong way to decide. You're being presumptive.
> > Just because you */see /*cyclists/walkers it doesn't mean they have the
> > */right /*to go there.
> Honestly, tagging on the basis of measured human activity doesn't
> work. Plenty of genuine bike paths get more foot traffic than wheeled
> traffic.

What makes them "genuine bike paths", then?

> The "Great Divide Trail" hiking trail gets more mountain
> bikes than hikers.
> The only viable approaches are those based on physical observations
> and legislation/planning documents.

Umm, "measured human activity" is a physical observation.
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