[Tagging] Subject: Feature Proposal - RFC - highway=social_path

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Sat Mar 26 14:07:32 UTC 2016

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 06:17:52AM -0700, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Alan McConchie wrote:
> access=no is absolutely a core tag within OSM, dating back to the very first
> iteration of Map Features. It isn't "easily ignored". Any router which
> ignores it is unambiguously bugged. Any renderer intended for walkers'
> consumption which shows it as a walkable path is unambiguously bugged.
> We began with highway=footway/bridleway/cycleway/track, surface=*, and
> access/foot/bicycle/horse/motor_vehicle=*. With these values, you can model
> the essential characteristic of 95% of paths (conservative estimate).
> The best way to map these, without adding further burdens to mappers or
> consumers, is to use broad-brush, well-established tags such as:
>      highway=footway
>      access=no
> and then, if you feel this doesn't fully capture your particular edge case,
> some sort of _additional_ tag:
>      social_path=yes

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