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

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Wed Aug 24 10:39:26 BST 2011

On 24 August 2011 01:47, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:49 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>
> wrote:
> > 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.
> But then you lose the distinction between "a path that you can legally
> ride on" and "a path designed for riding on". As a cyclist, I care
> about that distinction. Anyway, I doubt there is a simple solution
> which will solve every problem everywhere. I would really like a
> resolution to the highway=path situation though - is there a
> difference between highway=footway and highway=path,foot=designated or
> not?

Yes, the difference is that highway=path is stupid :-)

There's no hope of a resolution without some formal means of taking a
decision either way. I simply re-tag anything I find in my local patch
according to the original schema.


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