[Talk-GB] Bridleway or track?

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 15 01:24:29 UTC 2019

I believe there's a difference between discouraged & deprecated.

i agree path & footway are synonymous. When they're substituted for each 
other there's no difference in meaning.

The path proposal never produced a clear, unique definition.

AFAIA, neither tag had any impied permissions or condition attributes.



On 15/03/2019 00:09, Warin wrote:
> 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 
> 'depreciated'.
> 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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