[Tagging] routes with double use hiking and bicycle

Yves yvecai at mailbox.org
Sun Sep 2 09:26:59 UTC 2018

Why don't you Tage separate relations?

Le 2 septembre 2018 11:02:39 GMT+02:00, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> a écrit :
>There are routes out there that can be used by bicycle and on foot. Up
>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
>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 "
>ciclo-pedonale ".
>I suppose that this has been discussed in the past, and apologize if I
>not find  (or forgot) where.
>[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Semi-colon_value_separator
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