[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Key:golf_cart - Deprecate golf=cartpath?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 12:36:51 UTC 2019

It's been almost 2 weeks since the RFC for the golf_cart access tagging.

The key "golf_cart" is already in use for golf cart access
restrictions. I've made a proposal to clarify that this access tagging
on highway=service or highway=path is the preferred way to tag golf
cart paths on golf courses and in neighborhoods.

There have been 2 comments on the talk page, and I've updated the
proposal with the suggestions:
1) This golf_cart=* access tag can be used on areas tagged
amenity=parking in addition to ways tagged as highway or nodes tagged
2) Clarified that it is unnecessary tag explicit golf_cart=no on

There was also a comment on this list from Martin K. that "I would
expect vehicles of this class becoming more popular (depending on
legislation), not sure if "golf" must be in the name."

This is a reasonable point, and there are other "neighborhood electric
vehicles". However, although I've seen this terminology in legislation
and advertising, I've only heard people talk about golf carts, and
these seem to still be the vast majority of vehicles in the class of

Similarly, legislation often refers to bicycles as "pedal cycles" or
"human powered vehicles" because the legal restrictions usually
include tricycles and even 4-wheeled vehicles powered by pedals or
hand cranks etc. But people say "bicycle" or "bike." Similarly, "golf
cart" is the easiest term to understand.

Any other comments about this? Should we vote on it?

Also, are you in favor of deprecating "golf=cartpath" in favor of the
usual highway=* + golf_cart=designated ?

Please comment here or there:


(golf=cartpath for comparison:)

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