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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 22:49:44 UTC 2015

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Am 06.08.2015 um 00:32 schrieb johnw <johnw at mac.com>:

>> actually highway=footway is meant to be the same as highway=path and foot=designated
> Then what is the point of having path and all these other tags that overlap?

because path and bicycle=designated is the same as highway =cycleway

path with horse=designated is the same as highway =bridleway 

and you can also make combinations without having to decide for footway, cycleway or bridleway. Also, without any further access tags, path is neutral and open to all unmotorized means of transport (unlike footway, cycleway etc.)

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