[Talk-GB] The Monsal Trail in Derbyshire

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Dec 17 19:30:52 GMT 2012

On Mon, 2012-12-17 at 06:22 -0800, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> Someoneelse wrote:
> > o Instead of the mixture of highway=cycleway, highway=path 
> > and highway=track that exists currently, replace with 
> > highway=track throughout (it's all wide enough for the trail 
> > maintenance folks' Land Rovers)
> To my mind, the "duck tagging" principle means that highway=cycleway is more
> appropriate. It quacks like a shared-use cycleway so we should tag it as
> one, unlike a track that is (say) regularly used by forestry traffic or
> agricultural vehicles. There are lots of 'rail trails' around Britain that
> are tagged as highway=cycleway and it would seem a shame to depart from
> established practice.
I have walked the Monsal Trail many times, and cycleway does seem to me
the way it should be tagged. Maybe add horse=yes if appropriate.


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