[Tagging] Pedestrian access tagging

Brian M. Sperlongano zelonewolf at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 23:06:11 UTC 2021

The wiki definition for highway=motorway says that foot=no (and others) are
implied.  So, I would think strictly speaking for data consumers, it is
more important to tag =yes where it is expressly permitted.  Though of
course there is no harm in also tagging foot=no where it is expressly
prohibited.  Certainly I will now be including highway=motorway + foot=yes
to my inclusion filters as there seems to be a clear case that such
examples exist!

On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:51 PM Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 4:10 PM Joseph Eisenberg <
> joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So these particular motorways need explicit bicycle=yes and foot=yes
>> tags. This is an area where we can be better than proprietary maps which
>> often lack these details, making it impossible to plan legal (though
>> unpleasant) bike routes.
> Given that the vast majority of US freeway miles nationally are open to
> bicycles and pedestrians, I strongly recommend *always *explicitly
> tagging foot=* and bicycle=* when highway=motorway in the US.  Sometimes
> even in major cities the infrastructure is so bad that the freeway is the
> fastest, safest and easiest option, hence spending 15 years as a freeway
> cyclist in metro Portland.
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