[Talk-GB] Should highway=byway be deprecated?

Adam Hoyle adam.lists at dotankstudios.com
Wed Aug 22 15:46:40 BST 2012

On 22 Aug 2012, at 15:33, Robert Whittaker (OSM) wrote:

> As an aside, note that it is not uncommon for a "Byway Open to All
> Traffic" to be subject to a Traffic Regulation Order banning motor
> vehicles during all or part of the year. The signs you'll typically
> see in this case is a "Byway" fingerpost, and a "No Motor Vehicles"
> traffic sign (a white circle with a red border, and a car and
> motorcycle inside). While this downgrades the access rights to those
> of a "Restricted Byway", it doesn't alter the fact that the route is
> technically still a "Byway Open to All Traffic". In this case, I would
> suggest tagging with designation=byway_open_to_all_traffic (since
> that's what it is), adding appropriate access tags (eg
> motor_vehicle=no) to give the access rights, and adding a note tag (eg
> note=BOAT subject to Traffic Regulation Order) to explain the
> discrepancy.

excellent, thnx

In the case of motor vehicles only being prohibited for half of the year, is there any consensus on the correct way to tag it?

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