[Tagging] access: motorcar and goods, how to read the hierarchy

Tristan Anderson andersontristan at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 18 21:36:20 UTC 2017

I don't see anything wrong with the hierarchy.  It was mentioned that there are signs in Germany that forbid motorcars to pass.  Are you sure that these signs aren't prohibiting all vehicles from passing?  This may be the case even if there's a picture of a car on the sign.

The motorcar key is for private vehicles primarily for transporting people, as distinct from buses, delivery vans, motorcycles etc.  Sure there's a little ambiguity in the definition and it may vary slightly among different countries.  But I think I know a motorcar when I see one, and as with all things, we as mappers sometimes need to make judgement calls.

From: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
Sent: February 18, 2017 4:55 AM
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Subject: Re: [Tagging] access: motorcar and goods, how to read the hierarchy

sent from a phone

> On 17 Feb 2017, at 21:40, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dictionary motor car: a vehicle, especially one for passengers, carrying its own power generating and propelling mechanism for travel on ordinary roads

Isn't this a motorbike or a bus ;-) ? Does it include a Jeep? If the purpose is for transporting goods rather than passengers?
"especially" does not help to define what is excluded.

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