[Tagging] highway=path for *all* mixed foot/bicycle highways?

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Mon Jan 27 17:19:16 UTC 2020

On 27/01/2020 16:41, Mike Thompson wrote:
> I have never understood the use of tags like "cycleway", "bridleway", and
> "footway."  To me these mix two different concepts (physical form and legal
> access) in a single tag.

These values do not indicate a way's form. That is achieved with 
secondary, adjective tags such as segregated/width/surface/smoothness etc.

>    Also, in the parts of the US where I have lived
> there have generally only been "multipurpose" paths/trails (a few
> exceptions).

These should be tagged with horse/bicycle/foot = designated/yes/no.


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