[Tagging] railway=abandoned + highway=cycleway (was: [OSM-talk-be] Abandoned Railways / cycleways)

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 14:25:09 UTC 2013

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 4:19 AM, Phil! Gold <phil_g at pobox.com> wrote:
>  a) If the trail meanders a little from side to side (where the old
>     railway would have just gone straight), I match the way to the trail
>     and trust that the semantics of "this used to be a railway" remain
>     intact.

Interesting. I can't think of any around here that do that - must be a
cultural thing.

>  b) If the trail diverges significantly from the old railway (to take a
>     detour or something similar), I make a separate ways for the trail and
>     old railway.  An example is http://osm.org/go/ZZfEh16SR-- , where the
>     trail was diverted to better cross the road or
>     http://osm.org/go/ZZfEbCqE , where a mall was built in the path of the
>     old railway.

Cool, same here. Often happens where the rail bridge hasn't been restored.

>  c) If there are still rails present, even if they definitely qualify as
>     railway=abandoned, I use two ways, like http://osm.org/go/ZcJqM34YW-
>     (not my work, but a decent example).

Ah, I haven't seen many like that either. I like the end result.


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