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

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Tue Jan 28 18:13:57 UTC 2020

On 1/27/2020 3:53 PM, Andrew Davidson wrote:
> The same user also changed the Australian tagging guidelines without
> discussion, which we didn't notice till last October:
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-au/2019-October/013009.html
> and they were reverted. Didn't notice at the time that he'd also
> edited the parent page.
>     My own impression over the years has been that mappers use
>     highway=cycleway on anything that primarily for bicycle traffic,
>     and add
>     access keys for any other permitted traffic. Similarly for
>     highway=footway. So "highway=cycleway + foot=yes" and
>     "highway=footway +
>     bicycle=designated" are quite common.
> Using cycleway/footway to map primary/secondary paths is a informal
> but common practice.
>     Is there a general consensus that
>     these are better mapped as highway=path?
>  I had a go at summarising the case against path back in October:
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-au/2019-October/013017.html
Thanks for the background. Looks like Richard Fairhurst already reverted
the "shared foot/bicycle must be path" assertion on the cycleway=* page. J

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