[Tagging] Tagging highway=cycleway without explicit knowledgeof the law?

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 14 10:37:29 GMT 2009

I really wouldn't try to do something massively different from what has gone
before. Instead it's probably better to use fewer tags more simply, and
avoid using tags in situations & for meanings that are unclear/disputed.

highway=path for rough paths
highway=footway for paved paths
bicycle=yes if bikes are definitely allowed, and unlikely to be revoked
bicycle=permissive if it looks like the land is private and someone could
attempt to ban cycling in future
highway=cycleway only used for well-engineered & public/permanant cycle
tracks (ie could you safely do 20kph on it)

Noting that - the cycle map (now) renders
highway=footway+bicycle=yes|permissive the same as highway=cycleway (might
not hurt if some other renderings moved in the same direction)

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