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

geow ksgeo at web.de
Sat Aug 29 04:04:39 UTC 2015

John Willis wrote
>> On Aug 29, 2015, at 7:17 AM, geow <

> ksgeo@

> > wrote:
>> An additional highway type "trail" is no solution to the problem of
>> missing
>> decent classification criteria "path vs footway" and would  likely cause
>> further trouble for many sorts of reasons.
> Being able to confuse a trail and a sidewalk in basic tagging and
> rendering is a horrible and unbelievably misleading situation. Its like
> confusing motorway and driveway. 
> Lets correct this. 
> At least give me highway=trail so I can avoid having Mount Fuji covered
> with sidewalks. 

If you are against the unification in rendering path/footway, as many others
are, you may consider open a pull request or specific issue on


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