[Tagging] motorcar definition changed recently

SelfishSeahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 15:42:34 UTC 2018

Here's the weblink to Simon's explanation of motorcar=yes vs motorcar=no
from the past discussion:


(The corresponding thread about a special road barrier started here:

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 09:36 SelfishSeahorse, <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:

> The meaning of the motorcar key has been discussed some time ago with the
> conclusion that motorcar=no means 'no entry for any power driven vehicle
> except two-wheeled motor cycles without side-car', while motorcar=yes only
> means that motorcars are allowed. (Unfortunately i couldn't find the
> discussion yet.)
> So yes, i think the change should be reverted.
> Regards
> Markus
> On Sun, 2 Sep 2018 23:14 Martin Koppenhoefer, <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> OMG the Germans have overtaken the wiki. I just noticed this change to
>> the motorcar access definition:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key%3Aaccess&type=revision&diff=1601167&oldid=1598869
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key:motorcar&diff=next&oldid=1532406
>> I used motorcar to mean automobile in the past, although most of the time
>> the restrictions were more general. motorcar=no meant probably also hgv=no,
>> but in access=no & motorcar=yes I don’t think that hgv=yes is implied.
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
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