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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 17:38:45 UTC 2015

On Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:07:54 +0100
Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 28/08/2015 15:18, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > horse=designated
> That's an access tag.  Are you saying that access tags convey
> physical characteristics somehow?
> In the absence of any other evidence you might assume that "because I 
> can legally ride my horse / bicycle / drive my car down there I will 
> physically be able to do so" but as was pointed out just this morning
> in
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2015-August/026194.html ,
> that isn't always the case.

Cases where route is designated for given transport type (*=designated)
and is not usable for that transport type are really rare. And I am not
aware about any popular tagging able to handle problematic cases like
that (except cases where there is a barrier at certain point of route).

More problematic is *=yes where it is more popular.

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