[Tagging] railway=abandoned + highway=cycleway

Phil! Gold phil_g at pobox.com
Thu Apr 18 18:23:19 UTC 2013

* Mike N <niceman at att.net> [2013-04-18 12:56 -0400]:
> However I have learned that the abandoned rail lines should not be
> removed - they magically regrow, so I allow them to remain as they go
> through hillsides which have long been bulldozed down and through blocks
> of buildings which have long since replaced the railway.

If there's still a trace of the railway left, even if only in a hedge or
property line, I'll leave the abandoned railway.  If nothing remains (as
in http://osm.org/go/ZZfEbI0G , where the land was bulldozed and a mall
built), I'll retag the way railway=dismantled, which seems to be the
accepted tag for such things.  It doesn't show up on the main map, but
it's still there for specialty maps and railfans.

More information about the Tagging mailing list