[Tagging] railway=abandoned + highway=cycleway (was: [OSM-talk-be] Abandoned Railways / cycleways)
phil_g at pobox.com
Fri Apr 19 15:11:13 UTC 2013
* Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> [2013-04-20 00:25 +1000]:
> 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.
I don't think I've seen it all that much, but the College Park Trolley
Trail outside Washington DC is an example: http://osm.org/go/ZZc1mvedD- .
The trolley went straight, but the trail, which is (last I saw it) largely
unpaved and really more for foot traffic than bikes, wanders a lot more
from side to side than the rails did.
 So I'm not sure I understand its current tagging, but it's been a
while since I was there in person, so maybe they've made it more
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