[Tagging] access=designated wiki

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 12:50:05 UTC 2015

On 24/07/2015 9:30 PM, Hubert wrote:
> access=designated wiki
> Hallo,
> during adiscussion within the german forum [1],I have been pointed to 
> the description box of the“access=designated”wikipage [2].
> It reads“A way marked for a particular use.”.
> I would like to change it to“A waydesignatedfor a particular use”or“A 
> wayintendedfor a particular use.”. Probably the latter one.
> The reason is, that theword“marked”implies that a way is,well, marked 
> with a traffic sign or by road paintings, which is notnecessarily true.
> Also the topic”generaluse case”is notthatstrictlyformulated as 
> the“description”boxand allows the use of“designated”inamuchwiderrange 
> of cases.
> Are there any objections against me change that word?

For me, Yes.

If it is not marked .. than how do you (or anyone) know that it is 

Ummm 'marked' could mean it is 'marked' on some plan or other rather 
than 'marked' by a traffic sign or by road painting ... but I'd think if 
it is not marked locally then the 'designation' will be ineffective.
OSM is supposed to reflect what is 'on the ground' so marked is 
appropriate. Particularly by a traffic sign or by road painting.

Happy to be persuaded otherwise...
Could you provide a link to the German discussion? That may help.

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