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

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Thu Aug 16 14:17:30 BST 2007

On 16/08/07, Rik van der Helm <rik at the-quickest.com> wrote:
> 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.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/User:Ben./Highways
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/User:Hawke
> My own suggestion is:
> whateverkey=road/track/path/trail (>4m/<4m/<2m/<1m)
> cycle=yes;foot=yes
> network=ncn;byway;burnswalk;kmtrail;
> network_ref=ncn7
> and if you like to gather info on the pavement, also:
> surface=tarmac/concrete/cobblestone/grid/lime/shells/......

Hmmm.. seems like you're twisting the problem to fit a different
problem to me :-)


has a basic equivalence but using the existing tags.

Please don't take this to mean I think the current tagging is perfect,
or anywhere near.

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