[Tagging] JOSM's "suspicious" path data warnings

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 13:08:13 UTC 2019

On 06/07/2019 13:59, Dave F via Tagging wrote:
> Hi
> Unsure if these validation warnings on uploading a changeset in JOSM 
> are new or I've never noticed them before:
> >"Suspicious tag combination highway=cycleway together with 
> foot=designated, use highway=path"
>     This is incorrect. A cycleway tag can be used on a shared path, 
> one which can have a designation for other
>     transport modes, such as a Public Right of Way for walkers.
Where any editor gives incorrect suggestions I'd suggest raising a 
ticket with the editor concerned about it.  I've done that a couple of 
times in the past with JOSM and the issues have been resolved almost 

Obviously it helps to provide a bit of background as to why and in what 
circumstances a particular suggestion is incorrect.

Best Regards,


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