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

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 13:01:51 UTC 2015

On 28/08/2015 13:45, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> as path can be sub tagged to be the same as bridleway or cycleway and 
> excluding pedestrians, this is simply not true

No, it can't.  It _can_ be sub-tagged to have the same _access_ 
restrictions_ as a bridleway and cycleway, sure, and you could probably 
approach cycleway with smoothness etc., but what about bridleway?  How 
do you communicate the essential "bridlewayness" of a bridleway using 
subtags?  How do I know that my horse* won't bang his head on the trees 
above, can fit through the gates and won't get reprimanded for, er, 
making it clear where he's been**?



* imaginery, like Mark Wood's, obviously.

** and rather that just making up some tags here, now show where you've 
actually tagged a "highway=path bridleway" with them previously :)

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