[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Combined bicycle & footway

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 11:59:27 BST 2011


2011/8/23 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>:
> You mean like this?
>
> http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/September2007.htm


Yes :D
Similarly exists in other parts of the world as well:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Radeln_oder_doch_nicht.JPG


> The whole highway=cycleway farrago is another sad indictment of the wiki
> tagging mess. It originally meant "bikes and pedestrians" (as you'd expect
> for a tagging scheme devised in the UK), then someone took it on
> themselves to change the docs without telling anyone.


+1, sadly happens quite some time in OSM.


> I could see some benefit to splitting the tag into two - say,
> highway=cycle for "bikes only", highway=cycle+foot for "bikes and
> pedestrians" - and doing (whisper it) a mass change along country lines.


I agree. Maybe we could agree beforehand how to do this and get rid of
the double path / cycle-bridle-footway at the same time, unifying
tagging recommendations in the wiki, editor presets etc.?

Cheers,
Martin



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