[OSM-talk] path or byway ?

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Sat Jul 19 16:35:28 BST 2008

>What is the limit between "highway=byway" and "highway=track" ?

Byway is an official byway (a certain class of right of way in the UK), 
or, if motorcar=no added, a restricted byway.
A "highway=track" is any other type of track - you can use the 
foot/horse/bicycle tags to describe precisely what sort of traffic is 
allowed on it.



This is UK based but the principles could potentially apply anywhere.
Arguably, a highway=byway could be used internationally for any track in 
the countryside which motor vehicles are permitted on. 


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