[Tagging] Help explain the difference between path and track

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 14:42:02 UTC 2020

If the way is used by "law enforcement, emergency, and maintenance staff"
motor vehicles then I'd tag it highway=track and if it's designated for
walking then foot=designated + motor_vehicle=private, since it's wide
enough and occasionally used by vehicles, even for a path that is mostly
used for walking. If you tag it as highway=path then you'd need to still
indicate it's usable by motor vehicle with motor_vehicles=private (though
that's only the legal use, not sure how you'd then tag the physical ability
for it to accommodate motor vehicles).

On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 at 00:32, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I know we have had this discussion before, but perhaps some of you that
> are more elegant (and diplomatic) can comment on:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/85034574
> These ways exist only to provide recreation to those on foot, bicycle or
> horseback.  One will occasionally see a park maintenance vehicle, such as a
> side by side ATV (I don't think one could even get a regular four wheeled
> vehicle back there.), but the public is not allowed to operate motor
> vehicles on these ways.
> Mike
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