[OSM-talk] Private roads

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at SSpaeth.de
Thu Jul 12 15:26:46 BST 2007

Simon Hewison wrote:
> Stephen Gower wrote:
>>>   >in OSM on footpaths where in reality there's not a "No Cycling"
>>>   >sign, and therefore cycling is probably allowed
>>> If they're public footpaths, then cycling isn't normally allowed.
>>   Under what law?  http://www.cyclecraft.co.uk/digest/pushing.html
> http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/archive/2004/ltnwc/annexblegaldefinitionsandpro1686
> "The footway at the side of a carriageway can only be used by 
> pedestrians." .. .and then goes on to explain how a Local Authority can 
> override that rule if it gets appropriately converted under the Cycle 
> Tracks Act 1984.

I haven't read the law, but footways can be tagged in different places
than "at the side of a carriageway". Think a hiking track through plain
grass land. Are bicycles allowed or not. Also this depends on the
jurisdiction you live in. UK laws don't apply here.


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