[Talk-GB] Bridleway or track?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 00:09:37 UTC 2019

Path and footway are the same .. to me. When I first joined OSM I was 
told they had different default permissions to allow UK people to do a 
short way of tagging those permissions, true or false I don't know. 
Seemed like a nasty way of doing it to me. In Australia .. the view was 
taken - country side = path, city = footway. Still nasty.

I disagree that path is being 'actively discouraged'. If it were then 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dpath would be marked 

On 15/03/19 00:24, Dave F via Talk-GB wrote:
> Hi
> Nothing except the fact people walk along a way is implied by path or 
> footway. The legality or ability to use it is defined with 
> sub/adjective tags, such as width.
> The path tag is actively being discouraged. 
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Richard/diary/20333
> OSM-Carto rendering doesn't distinguish it from 'footway' any longer.
> Cheers
> DaveF
> On 12/03/2019 09:17, Devonshire wrote:
>> Both footway and path infer a way of a certain width suitable for 
>> people to use, neither infers any legal right of use as far as I am 
>> concerned.
>> If starting over path is a better word as people outside of OSM have 
>> clue what it is but otherwise I see them as interchangeable.
>> Kevin
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