[Tagging] Problems in the English wiki page Highway=footway

nathan case nathancase at outlook.com
Mon Apr 19 10:24:44 UTC 2021

Well... 2 and 3 aren't wrong in England and Wales... 

However, I hesitate to say "therefore 1 is wrong" because this could just be a local convention that deviates from the global norm due to the uniqueness of our "public rights of way". 


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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Problems in the English wiki page Highway=footway

> 19 apr. 2021 kl. 11:47 skrev nathan case <nathancase at outlook.com>:
> > foot=designated on highway=footway is redundant (compare with the statement in the side box "implies foot=designated"
> Just to note that in England and Wales, foot=designated has a very specific meaning. It is used for public rights of way which have an explicit legal provision for access (higher than simply foot=yes). See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Access_provisions_in_the_United_Kingdom#Public_Rights_of_Way

But if highway=footway implies foot=designated (as the side box of the Wiki entry at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dfootway) currently states, then adding foot=designated is redundant by definition!

At least one of the following statements must be wrong:

1. highway=footway implies foot=designated.

2. foot=designated is used in England and Wales to indicate a public right of way.

3. highway=footway can be used to map things in England and Wales which are not public rights of way.

Which one is it?

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