[Tagging] Proposed rewrite Of highway=track wiki page - Third Draft

Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
Thu Apr 8 08:39:06 UTC 2021

On Wed, Apr 07, 2021 at 07:29:27AM +0100, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Zeke Farwell wrote:
> > Here is the latest draft.  Please let me know what you think.
> This is generally pretty good - well done.
> I agree with Martin that =footway, =cycleway and =bridleway should be
> mentioned in preference to =pedestrian. These tags are standard
> tagging for many multi-use trails. highway=path is problematic as a
> bare tag because you can't infer meaning for access or quality.
> In the 'Access' section, I'd upgrade "adding explicit access tags is
> helpful" to "...is strongly recommended". Again, highway=track without
> access tags is problematic and there have been very many cases where
> renderers/routers have unwittingly directed people across private
> land, sometimes ending up with landowner complaints to the DWG. You
> point to the "country-specific restrictions" page, but in fact this
> omits highway=track for many countries (such as the UK and USA).

But we do agree that access tags are only applicable where explicitly 
posted right? 

I see a lot of problems with "randomly" tagged access tags where
people simply "feel" something is out of bounds.

Florian Lohoff                                                     f at zz.de
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