[Tagging] routes with double use hiking and bicycle

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 09:02:39 UTC 2018

There are routes out there that can be used by bicycle and on foot. Up tp
now I have classified them as one or the or the other, tagging according to
the prevalent use. This is unsatisfactory and, strictly speaking, not
corresponding to the principle of on-the-ground-truth.

I would like to distinguish between

   - routes that are exclusively hiking (containing ways that are
   off-limits for bicycles)
   - routes that are exclusively for cycling (containing ways that are not
   suitable for pedestrians)
   - routes that are intended for double use

The formally correct solution is "route=hiking;bicycle", and
network=lwn;lcn ecc
but this tagging is discouraged [1] and is flagged as error by JOSM, and I
suspect that it also not supported by data users, as it is not documented
In my part of the world (Northern Italy) we have plenty of mixed-use
routes, which is in most cases already reflected in their name " percorso
ciclo-pedonale ".

I suppose that this has been discussed in the past, and apologize if I did
not find  (or forgot) where.

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Semi-colon_value_separator
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