[Tagging] access=designated wiki

Heiko Eckenreiter Heiko.Eckenreiter at gmx.net
Fri Jul 24 15:50:16 UTC 2015

Am 24.07.2015 um 17:24 schrieb Hubert:
> But only the way with the traffic sign will be tagged with
> bicycle=designated, foot=designated using the definition in the
> description box
> That is not logical, because both ways are still equally designated to
> pedestrians and cyclist in both situations.

Today in OSM it's documented, only the ways signposted with a traffic
sign should be tagged with *=designated (as described on the cited page
access=designated and much more).
Now you'd like to apply the tag *=designated also to ways which are
constructional intended for the specific traffic but without a traffic
sign, right?

I object this due to the reasons:
- this is changing an existing tag definition, it's not downwardly
compatible (designated would then no longer mean "signposted")
- it will therefore lose the possibility to distinguish between ways
what are signposted and that what are not.

To tag ways without a signpost like in your example I'd recommend just
the generic tags like bicycle=yes, foot=yes and segregated=yes if
appropriate. Propably describe details with width:lanes=* or similar.

Best regards,

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