[Talk-GB] Tagging of shared use paths

Ken Kilfedder spiregrain_osm at ksglp.org.uk
Thu Dec 10 15:42:05 UTC 2020

Following a little research, there was a proposal in the Carto style to do something like my 5-point suggestion.   You can read the details here, and contribute (or give the 'thumbs up' upvotes to contributions you like:


spiregrain_osm at ksglp.org.uk

On Thu, 10 Dec 2020, at 3:37 PM, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2020 at 12:42, Ken Kilfedder <spiregrain_osm at ksglp.org.uk> wrote:
> > highway=cycleway with nothing to say that foot is allowed - blue dashes as at present.
> > highway=footway with nothing to say bicyles are allowed - red dashes as at present.
> > highway=cycleway with foot expressly allowed - blue/red dashed line (maybe blue long dash interspersed with red short dash)
> > highway=footway with bikes expressly allowed - blue/red dashed line (maybe red long dash interspersed with blue short dash)
> > With segregated=yes - possibly, at higher zoom levels, show blue dashes in parallel with red - the right way round if possible.
> Something like this would be a big step forwards IMO. "highway=footway
> with bikes expressly allowed - blue/red dashed line" this one in
> particular.
> I'm with Richard
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Richard/diary/20333 , highway=path
> is meaningless. I think highway=cycleway is something designed and
> built expressly for bicycles, typically smooth, wide, signed.
> Thus I'd mark a public footpath as highway=footway always, adding
> bicycle=designated if necessary (it is a footpath for pedestrians with
> added permission).
> Similarly, I'd mark a sidewalk as highway=footway, footway=sidewalk,
> adding bicycle=designatedy, segregated=no if it is a shared space
> (again, it is an area for pedestrians with added rights for bicycles).
> The tough case is a sidewalk with a segregated cycle lane (designed
> and built as such). I'd prefer highway=footway for all sidewalks, but
> the segregation implies highway=cycleway, segregated=yes,
> footway=sidewalk
> I don't think highway=path is much use at all really.
> Stephen
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