[Tagging] Fwd: Missing access value (access=license / authorization?)

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 21:48:24 UTC 2018

On Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 10:43 PM, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>

> This is where I continue to be confused.

I am confused by many things, these days.  But not by this.

> Presumably the land owner can always access, which has made the
> distinction between 'private' and 'no' unclear to me. By your
> definition, the only justification for 'no' would be that a way is
> impassable, in which case, why isn't it abandoned:highway=whatever,
> rather than highway=whatever access=no?

Consider a bridge which is structurally strong enough for pedestrians,
cyclists and maybe even horses but which would
collapse if a vehicle drove over it.  The distinction between "private" and
"no" for vehicles then becomes clear.  Even the
owner would not drive a vehicle over it.

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