[Tagging] Differences in cycleways

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 00:14:32 GMT 2011

  On 6/01/2011 5:38 AM, john at jfeldredge.com wrote:
> I would take cycleway=track to mean that the cycleway probably has a gravel, cinder, or bare dirt surface, with minimal, if any, road cuts.  In effect, it is a footpath intended primarily for bicycle use.
Sorry, that's simply incorrect. "highway=*, cycleway=track" means, quite 
explicitly, a bike path which is adjacent to a road. Its surface is 
unspecified, but if anything, would be implicitly the same as the road.

On any way without a highway=*, cycleway=track is meaningless/redundant.


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