[Talk-GB] Fwd: designated cycleway, designated bridleway, designated footway

Shaun McDonald shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 01:41:42 BST 2007

Since you are in the Netherlands, you might want to join the  
Netherlands talk list. The hope is to get consistency of the tagging  
within each country.


On 1 Aug 2007, at 23:43, Rik van der Helm wrote:

> [...]
> Is it a track (broader then 1.5m) or a path:
> 	track: highway=track
> 	path: highway=path

The difference between a track and a path is more in the surface  
quality, rather than the width. A path is normally paved, whereas a  
track is more gravel, or more likely 2 dips, where tractor wheels  
have been, often with grass in the middle.

> Is it one of those:
> - track/path along/on a public road
> - routemarked
> - track/path in a park,wood,estate which is clearly stated 'open'
> - track/pathes along waterways, on dikes which are clearly stated  
> 'open'
> 	No: foot=unknown,cycle=unknown,horse=unknown,....=unknown
> 	Yes: The path/road is permissive. Two possibilities
> 	- there is no information about which groups have permisiveness:  
> foot=permissive rest=unknown
> 	- there are signs which point to permissiveness of certain groups:  
> groupX=permissive rest=unknown

Here there is usually some form of sign to say something is a  
cycleway/footway. Even if there is (which is sometimes the case), it  
will still get tagged as such.


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