[Tagging] path vs footway

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 13:18:33 UTC 2014


In Germany, highway=bridleway was interpreted as horses *only*. It's the
same issue as for bikes.

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> 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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