[Tagging] Proposed definition for cycleways

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 00:35:25 GMT 2010

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Nick Austin <nick.w.austin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to be clear, highway=cycleway is shorthand for highway=footway +
> bicycle=yes and highway=bridleway is shorthand for highway=footway +
> horse=yes.  There's no need for this "definition creep" nonsense.
> BTW, footway is a bad name.  If OSM was starting over it I'd suggest
> that it should be highway=narrowway or similar, used for all ways that
> are narrower than a track.

highway=path precisely fits your definition (in my mind) of "narrowway".

So, use highway=path + access tags.

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