[Talk-GB] How do I tag this cyckeway?

Rik van der Helm rik at the-quickest.com
Thu Aug 16 13:21:04 BST 2007

Primary reaction: you tag cycleway by not focussing on 'cycleway'.

> I have a cycleway in Dumfries which is signed as part of
> 1. NCN7
> 2. KM Trail	- celebrating a local chap Kirkpatrick Macmillan who caused all
> the trouble by inventing the bicycle
> 3. CTC Glenkiln Loop
More info please !
> 4. Byway 	- one of the National Byway routes
I presume this is a linked route like the ncn ?
> And it, in places, is along a long established walkway - a favourite of
> Robert Burns and shown on local signs as Burns Walk.
> I suppose it is really a question for Andy Allan and his superb cycle map
> but I am sure  others must have come across similar things.

Very nice illustration why the 'highway-family' is not fitted for
tagging pathes and minor roads. Several osm-ers started thoughts on an
alternative tagging schema which imho is supporting a better and more
clearly defined taggingsystem for minor roads/pathes.

My own suggestion is:
whateverkey=road/track/path/trail (>4m/<4m/<2m/<1m)
and if you like to gather info on the pavement, also:

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