[Tagging] Access tags (general question, but mostly regarding bicycle)

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 14:56:39 UTC 2015

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:15:56 +0200
Anders Fougner <anders.fougner at gmail.com> wrote:

> So we should consider replacing the tagging scheme with one which
> isn't misunderstood so easily.
> The use of access:foot=*, access:bicycle=* has been proposed at 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/access_restrictions_1.5#Namespace> 
> but just not taken into use. It looks good, though...and wouldn't be
> so easily misunderstood, I believe.

Why it would not be "so easily misunderstood"?

Deprecating extremely widely tag and introducing one that would
be more annoying to use (autocompletion problems) is pointless.

The proper way to fix this issue is to improve editors. For start - who
makes mistakes? iD users? JOSM users?

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