[Talk-GB] Bridleway or track?

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 18:48:10 UTC 2019

>More generally, does highway= indicate the physical appearance as
surveyed -- or the intended use, as designated?

Hi Martin,

First map the feature: Use the highway tag to describe how it looks

Add the legal status: Use designation=* to add a legal status (e.g.
designation=public_bridleway) as the most important tag in England & Wales.
The horse=yes tag is useful for global users who don't pick up the
designation tag in their routing services.

This is as documented at

Quote: "Note: Rather than being influenced by the name of the access
provision, tag the feature according to what you observe on the ground. For
example a 'Public Footpath' that runs along the route of a farmer's track
should be tagged as highway=track rather than highway=footway."

Hope this helps,
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