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

Masi Master masi-master at gmx.de
Thu Jul 11 15:16:39 UTC 2013

not bicycle-free!
it means that bicycles are freed from the law by the upper sign.
ok, "bicycles allowed"  match better to the sign.

Am 11.07.2013, 16:09 Uhr, schrieb John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:

> 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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