[Talk-GB] Footpaths, bridleways etc

Nick Whitelegg nick at hogweed.org
Fri Aug 3 23:28:13 BST 2007


On Friday 03 Aug 2007 15:45, you wrote:
> On 8/3/07, Nick Whitelegg <nick at hogweed.org> wrote:
> > Just a quick comment on footpath tagging. Looking at Freemap the majority
> > of footpaths and bridleways are coming up in magenta (=permissive) rather
> > than red (=right of way). If you can verify on the ground that something
> > is a right of way (i.e. there's a signpost or you just know through local
> > knowledge) remember to tag the access rights too:
> >
> > Footpath
> >
> > foot=yes; highway=footway
>
> Interesting. I thought foot=yes was the implied value, which could be
> overwritten with permissive, no etc. But from what you've written, it
> seems like you're taking 'highway=footway' to imply 'foot=permissive'.
>
> Cheers,
> Andy

I think the idea is that most footways will be urban, and unlikely to be a 
right of way, so it's better to imply permissive  with highway=footway.

Nick




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