[Tagging] [OSM-talk] tagging Greenways

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Dec 20 22:31:19 GMT 2009

Greg Troxel wrote:

> I don't follow this.  I think that in the US a cycleway would be called
> either a "bike path" or "rail trail", depending on origin.

You'd likely be wrong.  Willamette Greenway is a very long, very popular
bicycle arterial in Portland.  The only thing it implies is
non-motorized, vehicular traffic.

> I would use "greenway" to describe a large linear park that might
> contain a bike path and footpaths, as in
> http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/

While greenways are often in linear parks, not all greenways are in
linear parks, and not all linear parks are greenways.

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