[Tagging] Help explain the difference between path and track

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 09:03:35 UTC 2020

sent from a phone

> On 10. Jun 2020, at 02:31, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:
> In terms of function, 'track' and 'service' (with or without
> 'driveway') are practically interchangeable - at least in terms of
> what they provide to the road network. They're both distinguished by
> the fact that they don't 'go anywhere'. They typically serve only a
> single establishment - public roads that serve multiple establishments
> are typically at least 'unclassified'.

+1 for service, while tracks may actually “go somewhere”, they might be usable as through ways, but they are not considered “roads“ in some jurisdictions at least.

service roads are for accessing something (are not part of the connection grid), while tracks may (according to the regional situation) form a kind of „second grid“ (for agricultural purposes, but eventually open to cyclists, hikers, etc. as well).

Cheers Martin 

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