[Tagging] foot=yes or bicycle=yes on track without other limitations?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Jul 11 00:07:28 UTC 2013


When in doubt, include the tag. I believe all motorways and their links in
Oregon, Washington and British Columbia all have bicycle=* to explicitly
handle the situation (though almost all of highway=motorway(_link)
bicycle=yes (or designated, which a few are, like 26 climbing sylvan from
downtown) in those areas could also be tagged with foot=yes and
hitchhiking=no
On Jul 10, 2013 1:17 PM, "André Pirard" <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 2013-07-10 15:35, Maarten Deen wrote :
>
> Is there a deeper meaning of adding foot=yes or bicycle=yes to
> highway=track or highway=path without adding other limitations? I thought
> track and path are by default routable for foot and bicycle, so IMHO they
> add nothing.
>
> I think it's a question of defaults.  If one exists and the value matches,
> then the key is not needed.  Otherwise, it is.
> Some persons have tackled the definition of defaults like
> Relations/Proposed/Defaults<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Defaults>
> .
> I make no claim about the value of that proposition or another, just
> stumbled upon.  But while reading this list I have often thought that
> defaults vary from one place to another and that phrases "looking right
> before crossing" depend much on default-driving-side=right/left.  This fact
> is obvious to someone driving or, hopefully, crossing but not to a program.
> I had sketched an idea about defining defaults for traffic zones, like
> urban speed limit, but without success.
> I think that if defaults were defined, much time would be spared
> repeatedly discussing everybody's opinion about one or another.
>
> Cheers,
>
>   André.
>
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