[Tagging] Small gate only for foot access

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Fri Apr 20 19:58:09 UTC 2018

On 20.04.2018 14:03, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au wrote:
> Just because it’s not as often used in this way doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

In my opinion, it's indeed wrong, but not so much because of the low
number of uses. Instead, it's wrong because it contradicts the
relatively well-defined syntax of access tagging.

With access tags, the key is always used for mode of transport (vehicle,
foot, bicycle, hgv, etc.). The value is reserved for a completely
different set of possible entries, describing user groups and level of

> It would be in line with the usage I’ve seen in the access:lanes tag,
> e.g. access:lanes=yes|yes|bus or access:lanes=bicycle|yes|hsv

It's clear what people are trying to express here, but these tags
nevertheless contradict the general system for access tagging mentioned
above. So I hope this usage doesn't spread.

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