[Tagging] path vs footway

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Nov 4 13:01:56 UTC 2014

On Tue, 2014-11-04 at 11:28 +0100, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 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).
Surely highway=bridleway has been around forever? It was certainly there
when I started editing in 2007.

Phil (trigpoint)

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