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[mkgmap-dev] Foot access on cycleways

From Martin Simon grenzdebil at gmail.com on Fri Jul 23 06:44:19 BST 2010

2010/7/22 Harri Suomalainen <harri.suomalainen at iki.fi>:

> Changing the road type would not help with the access tagging problem.
> You would still wonder if it is generally allowed or not. (Local
> regulations might differ on this)

highway=path has no implied restrictions for means of transport that
are not motor vehicles. It is expected to be tagged seperately if such
restrictions are present.

> Using path-tag for cycleways would loose some information about the road
> type. I think most real paths (where you can cycle) are much different
> from real cycleways. I'd assume most paths to be narrow and probably
> surface=earth. I'd not assume that for a cycleway.

No, highway=path doesn't mean "narrow foot path in the woods, orcs
lurking behind the trees", it can be any minor way (think "smaller
than track") and can have any surface.
The whole point is to have a way-type without much implications that
can represent "footway/cycleway/bridleway" and any other way types
with and without designation for one or more modes of transport, using
the *=designated or *=official tags.


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