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

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Tue Jan 28 21:36:04 UTC 2020

On 1/28/2020 4:23 PM, Tomas Straupis wrote:
>    Yet for ten years or even more the logic was that if the same way is
> designated for both pedestrians and cyclists, it cannot be tagged with
> highway=footway - as it is for cyclists as well, it cannot be tagged
> with highway=cycleway because it is for pedestrians as well, so such
> shared ways for this long period were tagged as
> highway=path+bicycle=designated+foot=designated. This has also been
> the preset in the main OSM editor - JOSM. This is in documentation and
> maps for ten or more years.
>    Are there any reasons why this must change now? Any benefits?

When I draw a highway=cycleway using the JOSM preset, it offers the
option to tag it with foot=yes/no/dedicated. Likewise, when I draw a
highway=footway, it offers bicycle=yes/no/dedicated. I can't say how
long it's been there because I don't generally use the presets. J

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