[Tagging] highway=footway - Advanced definition: Distinction footway vs path

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 14:05:50 UTC 2015


On Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 06:20:50AM -0700, geow wrote:
> geow
> dieterdreist wrote
> > sent from a phone
> > 
> > Am 05.08.2015 um 12:03 schrieb Richard <
> 
> > ricoz.osm@
> 
> > >:
> > 
> >> In 2008 highway=path
> >> was approved saying 
> >>   "The default access restriction of highway=path is open 
> >>    to all non-motorized vehicles, but emergency vehicles are allowed. "
> >> Some years later, Feb 15 2015 the page was changed without vote and
> >> discussion 
> >> to claim that : 
> >>   "The default access restrictions of paths varies from country, see 
> >>    OSM_tags_for_routing/Access-Restrictions"
> > 
> > should be reverted. If I had my way we'd remove all conflicting country
> > specific docu from the wiki in one go ;-)
> > 
> > cheers 
> > Martin 
> 
> The essential path attribute "open to all non-motorized vehicles" is
> untouched by my edit to the wiki and emergency vehicles are allowed anyway
> and anywhere if applicable. 

the page you linked to says otherwise. The result is same as if you had 
written the wrong information yourself.

> Actually from country to country this rule is *restricted or extended* for
> other means of transportation. I'm well aware that Austria bans bicycles
> from paths and even tracks (!) in forestry lands by default if not otherwise
> permitted or signposted. In other parts of the world i.e. in Nepal
> motorcycles are used and allowed on paths between mountain villages. Legal
> access restrictions should always be tagged properly on the individual way.

there might be space for additional specifications that do not contradict
the approved proposal but not anything that contradicts 7 years of approved
tagging.
The bicycles are the problem here and the talkpage of "OSM_tags_for_routing/Access-Restrictions"
list other problems.

Richard



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