[Talk-GB] Tagging of shared use paths

Tony Shield tonyosm9 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 14:08:40 UTC 2020

/Are there any public cycleways from which pedestrians are actually banned?

Unfortunately yes - https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/827379295

Quite clear signage - Mapillary - 

When I walk there I take my chances on the illegal walking along a 
cycleway rather than the 50 mph dual carriageway where it is legal to walk.

Tony Shield - TonyS999


On 10/12/2020 12:47, Martin Wynne wrote:
>> My reasons for changing it, is that it is shared use path with a 
>> greater number of people of foot than bicycle (about 5:2)
> Many public bridleways have many more walkers and cyclists using it 
> than actual horse-riders. But are still mapped as bridleways.
> Map it as a cycleway, unless it is a public bridleway, in which case 
> map it as bridleway. You are mapping the status, not the actual usage.
> My feeling is that a highway should be mapped at the highest level of 
> permitted usage. The assumption is that pedestrians can go almost 
> anywhere anyway. Motorways excepted.
> Are there any public cycleways from which pedestrians are actually 
> banned?
> cheers,
> Martin.
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