[OSM-talk] Fwd: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Feb 3 15:35:53 GMT 2010


Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> well, the chap that first used cycleway might have been an Englishman,
> and might have had in mind that pedestrians are allowed, when tagging
> highway=cycleway, but there is absolutely no logic or "natural
> meaning" for cycleways to deduct access rights for pedestrians. 

Maybe whoever used it first did not think about access "rights". OSM 
always has been a very pragmatic project, and more about what is 
possible than what is allowed. And there is certainly no cycleway in the 
world where it is not possible for a pedestrian to walk.


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