[Tagging] New access tag value needed?

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Thu May 31 11:49:52 BST 2012

2012/5/31 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> 2012/5/31 Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>:
>>> 2. A cycle track in UK that is marked as cycle only does not legally prevent
>>> pedestrian use but official guidance states:
>>> "the route is not intended for pedestrians, there should be a
>>> convenient footway or footpath nearby."
>> This is another story. This "restriction" should be tagged directly on
>> the cycle track.
> isn't this something already expressed with bicycle=designated (and
> the way is in the UK. Maybe add a foot=yes if use is not legally
> prevented.) ?

Interesting point. My feeling tells me that the word "designated"
might(!) express this. But reading the wiki about designated yields:
"A preferred or designated route for a specific vehicle type or types.
Not compulsory but often marked by a traffic sign". This on the other
hand doesn't sound like the use by other vehicles types is

So we are down to one question: does "designated" mean that other
vehicle types are discouraged?


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