[Tagging] path vs footway
richard at systemed.net
Tue Nov 4 12:13:55 UTC 2014
Mike Thompson wrote:
> I am editing trails in a US National Park of which I have first
> hand knowledge. Nearly all trails in this area have been
> tagged "highway=footway" although most of them are open
> equally to foot traffic and horse traffic.
This is pretty much the canonical definition of highway=bridleway, at least
here in the UK - a multi-user trail of limited maintenance quality, usually
unsurfaced, where motor traffic is not permitted. That's what I'd suggest.
If you do use highway=path, which I would recommend against, then
1. add access tags, as per Dan's suggestion
2. add surface tags, as per
> By the way, might this be an artifact of the defaults in Potlatch?
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