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

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sat Aug 29 14:32:08 UTC 2015

> On Aug 29, 2015, at 10:34 PM, Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> isn't that a track?

In 1847 it was the first trunk road into San Diego from the east. Then, as other roads were built and traffic dwindled away, it lost importance and grade down to a track, and finally S2 was built to replace it turned into an abandoned track/trail. Now its a trail along a riverbed (or other roads are now over it's alignment), with a historic marker nearby for visitors to walk down and see the last remaining bits where you can see there was a "road" there. 

Sections 30 meters or so long could be considered grade 4/5 tracks - if you had a wagon - as most of it is too narrow for any car to actually get up to the sections that haven't eroded away yet. Its only 5 feet wide (?)  in critical places, in the narrow ravine of a wash. 



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