[Tagging] How to tag oneway restriction applying to pedestrians?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 14:47:49 UTC 2020

On Tue, 14 Jan 2020 at 08:50, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> yes, it asks to apply the oneway restriction to foot travel, and the
> oneway restriction is: "only drive in this direction". You do not drive
> your feet, do you agree?
> In English, the term "oneway" or "one way" can apply to many different
It can apply to vehicular traffic.  It can apply to fluid flow and it can
apply to valves
controlling fluid flow.  It can apply to mechanical devices such as

As it happens, in OSM, we have only widely used it for motorized vehicular
traffic even
though it can apply to other non-motorized vehicular traffic (horse and
cart, bicycle)
and to pedestrians.  We've now realized that other modes of transport can
also be oneway independent of vehicular traffic along the same way.

I see no problem in having foot:oneway (or oneway:foot) because they are not
textually the same as "oneway" whilst retaining "oneway" as implicitly
"car:oneway."  It might be nice to have an explicit car:oneway and then use
oneway to mean all modes of transport are oneway, but it's too late to make
that change (and it may be the case that although different modes of
are all oneway, some are oneway in the opposite direction to others).

I think you're being overly-pedantic and insufficiently contemplative on

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