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

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Jul 11 14:09:41 UTC 2013


Wouldn't bicycle-free mean an absence of bicycles, in other words bicycle=no?


Masi Master <masi-master at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> some mappers think, they have to set these access tags. Potlatch and
> iD  
> have a select menue, which shout "hey, please select foot & bicycle
> are  
> allowed". But I think this is not good! It is better to tag signs:  
> bicycle=yes only if there is a "bicycle free" sign. Same with other
> signs.  
> So if we see the tags, we know which sign is there, and backwards.
> It helps if there is something like this [1] included in the editors, 
> 
> which create the right tags by means of sign!
> 
>   A major error is something like this: access=forestry (for sign  
> motor_vehicle=forestry)
> 
> For the possibility to use the way by foot or bicycle, better tag  
> walking=yes or cycling=yes or something like that.
> 
> [1] http://osmtools.de/traffic_signs
> 
> Regards,
> Masi
> 
> 
> Am 10.07.2013, 15:41 Uhr, schrieb Ronnie Soak  
> <chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com>:
> 
> > Yes, highway=path or =track normally allow foot access by default.
> > You can still add the foot=yes tag to show that you have actively  
> > verified the fact that indeed access is granted on that way.
> > For example when other ways around have foot=no or the Bing layer
> looks  
> > like it's not accessible etc...
> > Regards,
> > Chaos
> >
> >
> > 2013/7/10 Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> Examples:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/53561813
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/68796031
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/195440134
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Maarten
> >>
> >>
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