[Tagging] default access tag for driveways

Mike H 1jgon6 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 17:33:50 UTC 2018

service=driveway isn't just for residential driveways. It is also used for
other driveways. Here is an example of a driveway to a church.
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/100946154   I would agree that
residential driveways should probably be implied as access=private.


On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 12:08 PM joost schouppe <joost.schouppe at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> The wiki does not explicitly state what the default assumed tagging is for
> highway=service + service=driveway. I've seen it used mostly as the private
> entrance to a house, i.e. the bit of road you use to connect the edge of
> your property to wherever you leave your car. People usually would not put
> up a sign "private" because it's just obvious to anyone.
> In rare cases, the owner will explictly put a sign up. In other rare
> cases, you are actually allowed to enter because there is some right of way.
> In this context, it seems obvious that the implied tag should be
> access=private (or destination at the most liberal). You would only add
> "private" if there is signage, and only something else if there is a right
> of way or something.
> But maybe this is not obvious in other countries or for other uses of the
> driveway tag? In any case, it seems some routers will allow cyclist to go
> through driveways without an access tag, and that is (in how I've seen it
> used a lot) problematic. Not setting the default to private or destination,
> forces the mapper to explicitly add the tag, which might be considered
> wrong if it is not signposted...
> Either way, the wiki could use more guidance about the access tag for this
> specific road type.
> (this has probably been discussed before, but I couldn't find something
> relevant)
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