[talk-au] How to tag "Rail Trails"?

Michael Lenser mlenser at spamcop.net
Fri Nov 30 20:58:57 GMT 2007

Yes the railway lines were closed and abandoned many years ago and the  
rail tracks have been removed and the surface made suitable for  
walking etc. There are several "Rail Trails" around the area that have  
been opened up to the public with varying degrees of access. I have  
walked sections of some of these with my gps in the past but have  
never mapped any until now. Do cycleway and footway display the same  
when rendered or are they obviously different?


Quoting Kim Hawtin <kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au>:

> Michael Lenser wrote:
>> Has anyone mapped any "Rail Trails" yet and how did you tag them?
>> Do I tag it:
>>    railway=rail
>>    bicycle=yes
>>    foot=yes
>>    horse=yes
>>    motorcar=no
>>    motorcycle=no
>>    name=Boolarra Mirboo North Rail Trail
>> Or is there some other method for abandoned/demolished railways? I
>> could just tag is as highway=track with the access restrictions I guess?
> these trails were railways?
> but are now open to treking?
> regards,
> Kim
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