[Talk-GB] Milton Keynes Redways - How to Tag Consistently

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 23:14:04 UTC 2019

On 21/03/19 04:58, Peter Neale via Talk-GB wrote:
> I am relatively new to OSM, but am trying to contribute in a useful 
> way, particularly in my local area (Milton Keynes).
> Milton Keynes enjoys (among many benefits) an extensive network of 
> joint-use Cycle Paths / Foot Paths, known as “Redways” 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Keynes_redway_system
> Most (if not all) are already mapped in OSM, but the tagging is not 
> consistent, so I was considering making small amendments to increase 
> consistency.  However, I don’t want to make them consistently wrong, 
> so I am seeking confirmation of how they should be tagged.
> *Official Status of Redways *
> MK Council publishes a map of the Redway Network, 
> https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/assets/attach/51668/MK_Redway_Poster_PRINT_NOcrops.pdf
> with a “Redway Code”, which states,
> “The Redways are an important part of Milton Keynes. They are 
> shared-use routes for people on foot or on cycles.  The traffic free 
> network is popular for leisure, for commuting and for staying active.  
> Redways may be used by anyone cycling and walking including people 
> with pushchairs, or prams and those in wheelchairs (including powered 
> wheelchairs / mobility scooters).”
> and,
> “Redways and the Law:
> Electric cycles which meet EAPC Regulations are permitted to use Redways.
> As Public Highway, all legal requirements and the Highway Code are 
> applicable to the Redways: cycles should be roadworthy and able to 
> stop in an emergency; cycle lights are required at night.
> All motor-powered vehicles including mopeds, mini-motos and 
> motorcycles are prohibited from using Redways, with the exception of 
> authorised vehicles e.g. emergency vehicles and maintenance vehicles.”
> *An Old Relation*
> I have found a previous Relation, 
> (https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/145144) which I assume linked 
> all the Redways, but which @andrewmk deleted some years ago, so I am 
> NOT proposing to re-create that Relation.
> *Access Tagging*
> So how should they be tagged for access?
> I believe it should be:
> highway=path  (but I see several tagged as highway=cycleway and both 
> are shown in the Wiki at 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway=cycleway)
> foot=designated
> motor vehicle=permit (to allow the emergency vehicles and maintenance 
> vehicles)
> moped=no
> bicycle=designated
> horses=not specified
> segregated=no
> Is that correct?

I would add


Then you can add additional details, like width=*, etc.
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