[Talk-GB] driveway-becomes-track

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 20:08:27 UTC 2020

On 12/12/2020 19:47, Nick wrote:
> Hi Andy
> Yes I understand the tag that has been used (i.e. designation) 
> although I was suggesting the tag "Bridleway", the question that 
> Martin posed was that "at zoom level 15, driveways are not shown", so 
> the work around in this case might be to make a way with feature type 
> = Bridleway?
Hi Nick,

"highway=bridleway" is in use, and is used to mean something designed 
for horses to use.  In rural areas that might coincide with something 
that also has the legal "designation=public_bridleway", but sometimes 
not - farmers may add "permissive bridleways" through their fields to 
allow access as an existing horse route.

 From the description given, I don't think this is an actual bridleway 
as such (see the picture at 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dbridleway ), and so I 
don't think it would make sense to map it in OSM as a "highway=bridleway".

Best Regards,


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