[Tagging] Help explain the difference between path and track

brad bradhaack at fastmail.com
Tue Jun 9 17:01:30 UTC 2020

I think if it's wide enough for a normal motor vehicle and is open for 
that, even if only service & emergency, it should not be =path.   track 
or service

On 6/9/20 8:42 AM, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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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