[Tagging] Differences in cycleways

john at jfeldredge.com john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Jan 6 16:13:26 GMT 2011

I was assuming, incorrectly as it turned out, that cycleway=track was related to highway=track, except being for bicycles instead of cars.  The highway=track tag has the implications that I gave below.

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] Differences in cycleways
From  :mailto:stevagewp at gmail.com
Date  :Wed Jan 05 18:14:32 America/Chicago 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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