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

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 09:18:05 UTC 2015

On 06/08/2015 09:28, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> Am 06.08.2015 um 03:50 schrieb johnw <johnw at mac.com>:
>> If I have a cycleway that is built to cycleway specs (paved, rounded turns, lanes, and no stairs), but peds are still allowed, then it is a cycleway with foot access =yes
>> I would never consider tagging that as =path with foot & cycle =yes.
> the equivalent would be:
> highway=path
> bicycle=designated/official
> foot=yes

I'm assuming here that you're assuming that "designated" or "official" 
in an access tag (which is what "bicycle" is normally) here implies a 
value of "yes", though the wiki is unclear on that point*.  Imagine in 
that example that bicycle access was "permissive" rather than "yes" - 
how would you tag that?



* Interestingly http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:access does not 
mention "official" at all.

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