[Talk-GB] Bridleway or track?

Devonshire maps at fortyfivekev.co.uk
Mon Mar 11 12:53:34 UTC 2019

I have personally deprecated highway=bridleway|byway etc. as the combination of highway=footway|track|service and designation=public_footpath etc. contains more useful information both for map rendering and for active map users. Whether you wan't to do the same is up to you.


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019, at 11:14 AM, Martin Wynne wrote:
> On 11/03/2019 08:49, phil at trigpoint.me.uk wrote:
> > Access tags for a bridleway in the UK or in my experience England and Wales should be horse=designated, foot=designated and bicycle=designated. As Andy mentioned the important tag is designation=public_bridleway.
> Thanks Phil. I'm doing all that, but it's not the question.
> The question is:
>  highway=bridleway or highway=track ?
> I'm not much wiser on how to decide between them.
> More generally, does highway= indicate the physical appearance as 
> surveyed -- or the intended use, as designated?
> If it's the latter, as for example highway=primary, how is the actual 
> appearance to be mapped and tagged?
> cheers,
> Martin.
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