[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - rail_trail

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 13:51:15 GMT 2012

2012/1/30 Masi Master <masi-master at gmx.de>:
> i now startet my proposal for RFC!
> It's about rail-trails (german: Bahntrassenradweg).
> Link: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/rail_trail

AFAIK this kind of feature is already mapped. The typical tags will be

highway=cycleway (because it is a cycleway)
railway=abandoned (because it once was a railway, but now has been
abandoned and the track and infrastucture removed)

these 2 tags in combination should express exactly what you are after.
Please note that often it is better to have "a language" several
generic tags which provide interesting use cases by combinations
instead of an extremely specific tag for one extremely specific
feature (the latter tends not to get evaluated unless it occurs really

(plus any other tags). Ocassionally you might also want to add some of these:

embankment=yes (de:Damm)
cutting=yes (de:Einschnitt)

> P.S.: This is my first proposal, so please let me know, if i did anything
> wrong.

Some work can be avoided by writing an email to [tagging] before
starting with the proposal (if there already is something in use you
don't have to make a similar proposal)


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