[Tagging] what is the meaning of bicycle=yes on highway=path
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 19:15:00 UTC 2019
On 11/04/2019 17:13, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Apr 2019 at 17:50, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org
> <mailto:baloo at ursamundi.org>> wrote:
> It's recommended that bicycle and foot get tagged explicitly where
> there's no obvious global default (like footway, path, cycleway
> and motorway).
> Where can I find this recommendation ?
> I had found only these default access tables:
> Default-Access-Restriction for all countries
> And these are not even approved.
I'd treat those with a very big pinch of salt, if the "United Kingdom"
ones are anything to go by. Problems with the UK table include:
* No allowance for the "just not mapped yet" case - a footpath on
private land may very well be private. Paths mapped from imagery
only likely won't have access tags because the mapper simply doesn't
* "track" and "service" are missing altogether.
* The UK has three different legal systems, not one. In the main
table Scotland (not for the first time) has been ignored.
* In England and Wales, no distinction between "legal right of way in
" and "you're allowed to, but no legal right of way" (English laws
* No mention of CROW Act land (another odd legal case).
However it does sound like you (Volker) agree with Paul (and I) here -
it's good to explicitly use access tags if it's not obvious.
It'd be good to get back to having access tags just describing legal
access, but "highway=path" is a problem here - where used, it needs what
what normally be an access tag to say what sort of path it is, rather
than other modifiers (width, surface, tracktype, etc.)
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