[Talk-GB] highway=track and implied access rights?

Shaun McDonald shaunmcdonald131 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 10:52:19 BST 2007

On 17 Aug 2007, at 10:09, Nick Whitelegg wrote:

> Noticed that a path I put in as highway=bridleway or byway (can't  
> remember
> which, TBH!) has been converted to highway=track. Trouble with this  
> is that
> we lose rights of way information (does this track have public  
> access rights
> or is it just a farm track?)
> Part of a wider issue with the growth of highway=track tagging is -  
> should we
> show private farm tracks? My own preferences are to strongly highlight
> paths(rights of way or otherwise) which the public have access  
> over. If we
> should, then it would be better to tag public tracks as  
> highway=footway|
> bridleway|byway|whatever it is, together with foot=yes|permissive.

If the track (or any type of highway) is private (or restricted) then  
it should be marked access=private (or any other restriction). We  
just need to show this private/restricted property property on the  
rendered maps.


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