[Tagging] path vs footway

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 10:35:52 UTC 2014


2014-11-04 11:28 GMT+01:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

> 2014-11-04 11:17 GMT+01:00 Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
> >:
>
>> The path tag was introduced by people who couldn't deal with
>> highway=cycleway being shared with pedestrians, and wanted something less
>> mode-specific than highway=footway and highway=cycleway.
>>
>
>
> the guy who proposed the tag path is a passionate horse rider and had
> mainly issues for riders in mind (basically all paths by that time were
> tagged either highway=cycleway or highway=footway, but most of them hadn't
> any horse tag attached --- despite the fact that many were accessible for
> horses --- because few mappers cared of even thought of horses).
>


sorry, even if this sounded logical, it might not be the true story ;-)
(honestly thought this was it, but by looking up the wiki it seems that the
tag has been proposed by 2 guys, CBM e hawke):
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Approved_features/Path

cheers,
Martin
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