[Tagging] what is the meaning of bicycle=yes on highway=path

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Sat Apr 13 23:34:10 UTC 2019

Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> writes:

> Another thing:
> Greg writes:
> " "highway=footway" has exactly the same
> semantics as "highway=path foot=designated". ...Note that both leave
> bicycle and horse as
> implicit"
> I think this is wrong: highway=footway excludes bicycle, or at least the
> footway wiki page is misleading, as the photo shows clearly a footway with
> a traffic sign, that explicitly excludes all other types of traffic.

Perhaps in Europe there are rules like that.  In the US things labeled
footway often allow bicycles.

The real issue is that there are a lot of implicit rules for what values
tags should be assumed to have, and it is a combination of lore and
wiki.  It should be a machine-readable description that data consumers
can use.

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