[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Car access tag

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri May 6 14:12:15 BST 2011

2011/5/6 Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de>:
>> If you introduce a new class you should define to which vehicles it
>> applies. If you can't do it for all countries, do it for your country
>> and let others do it for theirs.
> I think you will want to watch the tone you're using.


>  Besides, I don't see an exhaustive list of legal vehicle classifications for any of the other access=* tags, either, so what exactly is it that you demand of me?

well, if you set up a proposal for a "new" class like automobiles, at
the current state of access restriction definitions, I'd expect some
details where this applies to, but I think that it shouldn't actually
be necessary to invent a new class, because motor_car is exactly what
you do want to introduce.

>> I am opposing the inclusion of busses and trucks in "motorcar", as I
>> don't think that this is the common interpretation of this tag
>> (whatever the wiki states about it). Let's undo (or revision) this
>> edit:  11:39, 14 October 2010 T-i (Talk | contribs) m (12,875 bytes)
>> (→Land-based transportation: adjusted hierarchy)
>> typical case of wiki fiddling where the meaning of motorcar was
>> extended to all those other classes. This was never intended to be
>> like this.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key%3Aaccess&action=historysubmit&diff=545364&oldid=542111
>> I undid this, please verify.
> And here's me thinking that the process is to propose a change before performing it.

I wasn't actually "changing", I was reverting to the state that was
there for a long time in the English (=official) version.

> Have you consulted the user who did that change?

I have written to the German ML where I guess he will read about it,
because he is German or Swiss.

Btw.: I have temporarily reverted my edit because I see that it is not


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