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

Márton Keleti tejes at hac.hu
Mon Jul 8 07:51:14 UTC 2019

I consider using highway=path on urban shared cycle/footways a very bad an
confusing practice. A path is an unpaved, one man width little way in a
forest or a green area. This is not a by default paved cycleway nor a
I prefer using cycleway for these shared ways, because that is the highest
in hierarchy. Path is the lowest, and when looking on a map, seeing a path,
I don't think that it could be a well lit and paved cycleway. Many primary
roads can be accessed via bicycle and foot too, but still we don't map it
as a path, with motor_vehicle=designated, etc.
I think these paths are polluting urban maps and misinforming map users.


Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> ezt írta (időpont: 2019. júl.
7., V 0:10):

> 7 lip 2019, 00:07 od matkoniecz at tutanota.com:
> 6 lip 2019, 23:52 od dieterdreist at gmail.com:
> sent from a phone
> On 6. Jul 2019, at 23:41, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
> wrote:
> It sounds like bicycle=yes, at least that is
> how such objects are tagged in Poland.
> at least in Germany there is a difference between bicycle=yes on a footway
> (it means they must not ride faster than walking speed and give way to
> pedestrians) and bicycle=designated which means it is a dedicated shared
> way and pedestrians and cyclists are on the same level.
> Or in order words, with yes it is still a footway with an exception for
> bicycles, while with dedicated it becomes a mixed-use way.
> It is the same in Poland, though on
> bicycle=designated, foot=designated,
> segregated=no pedestrians have priority
> over pedestrians
> pedestrians have priority over cyclists, sorry
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