[Tagging] golf_cart=permit? | Re: Feature Proposal - RFC - Key:golf_cart

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 13:17:04 UTC 2019

Isn't it normally to need a license and registration for any type of
motor vehicle?

I've read that in Japan you even have to show proof of access to a
parking spacing before buying or registering a car in the city.

Are these golf cart permits only given out sparingly via a lottery
system, rather than to anyone who requests one and pays the
appropriate fee?

On 4/11/19, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 at 13:41, Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:
>> On 10/04/2019 14:28, Paul Allen wrote:
>> > You may want to take Peachtree City, Georgia into account in your
>> > proposal.  It has an alternative transportation network of golf cart
>> > paths.  People must obtain and display permits on their carts to use
>> > the paths.  Accordingly, somebody has tagged several footpaths there
>> > with golf_cart=permissive.
>> I thought "*=permissive" meant: "You have no legal right use that on
>> this road/path/etc, someone else 'owns'/controls it. However they allow
>> anyone to use it by default, but they reserve the right to kick you
>> out/off for any reason." And that doesn't sound like what you describe.
> You are absolutely correct.  However, access=permit was only agreed upon in
> the last
> couple of months whereas those tags were added prior to that approval and
> access=permissive was the best fit back then.  I should have made it
> clearer I was
> describing what had been tagged and not endorsing what had been done.
> Actually,
> I only remembered access=permit after I'd sent that mail.
> It seems like this permit system gives someone a (temporary) _right_ to
>> drive their golf cart along those paths. I think `golf_cart=permit` is
>> more accurate here.
> I'd agree with you there.  Certainly if I were mapping it now I'd use
> access=permit.  I'd
> hesitate to change the existing tags without first contacting the original
> mapper.  Which I shall
> leave to somebody else who feels like taking on that particular exercise.
> --
> Paul

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