[Tagging] Proposed definition for cycleways (was Re: bicycle=no)

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 6 00:35:34 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:11 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>wrote:

>  within the US, i am increasingly seeing things that might once have just
> been called bike paths
> that are now designated as multi use trails, e.g. the Mohawk Hudson Bike
> Path here in Albany
> has become the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail. Likewise, the Pinellas Trail
> in the St. Pete
> Florida area is officially described as a multi-use trail for the cases
> where it using old railway
> roadbeds.
> highway=path+bicycle=designated+foot=designated
> rather accurately describes the intended official usage pattern of this
> class of path. i much
> prefer it to anything cobbed together around highway=cycleway, which is
> inherently asymmetric
> where the official policy for the trail is quite symmetric.
> As long as you don't mean anything very precise (and don't intend everyone
to understand anything very precise) by bicycle=designated and
foot=designated then I've no problem with that.

BTW "Cycleway" in the UK doesn't indicate any bias to cyclists (in fact
pedestrians have legal priority).

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