Am 29.01.2020 um 21:11 schrieb Hubert87:
Just my two cents from germany:

In general

hw=cycleway  <> hw=path + bicycle=designated;
hw=footway<> hw=path + foot=designated;
hw=bridleway <> hw=path + horse=designated;

For combinded foot and cycle paths: hw=path + bicycle=designated +
foot=designated + segregated=no;

For segregated foot and cycle paths:  hw=path + bicycle=designated +
foot=designated + segregated=no;
that's segregated=yes of course.

hw=path was supposed to decrapate hw=cycleway/footway/bridleway (*that
went well*)

hw=path is not only for trials. You can use "informal=yes"
(indocumented) if it's a path by "popular demand" and not a planned one.
Path itself also does not imply anything about it's surface. For that
use "surface=ground/compacted/asphalt/concrete/etc.", (*duh*)

Of course I'm not very familiary with mapping conventions in the new
world, so please take this at your discretion.

Yours
Hubert87


Am 27.01.2020 um 16:36 schrieb Jmapb:
Hi all, just noticed this passage on the cycleway=* wiki page (
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:cycleway ):

For mapping a separate path (on a separate way) dedicated to cycling
traffic use highway=cycleway. Foot traffic is restricted on these
paths.

  *  Do not use highway=cycleway on paths for both cyclist and foot
traffic (such as shared paths). Instead use highway=path with
bicycle=designated and foot=designated. Add also segregated=yes or
segregated=no) as applicable.
   * For paths where cycling is not permissible use highway=footway.
If cycling is permissible even if it is not signed but legally
permissible on a path, use highway=path (and a combination of the
segregated key and designated tag as applicable) and not
highway=footway.

(This was added by wiki user Aaronsta last May, with no change
description.)

Does anyone know if there was a discussion, here or elsewhere, that led
to this change?

My own impression over the years has been that mappers use
highway=cycleway on anything that primarily for bicycle traffic, and add
access keys for any other permitted traffic. Similarly for
highway=footway. So "highway=cycleway + foot=yes" and "highway=footway +
bicycle=designated" are quite common. Is there a general consensus that
these are better mapped as highway=path?

If so, we might want to consider standardizing the highway=cycleway and
highway=footway wiki pages with this same rule. And also editing the
highway=path page, which currently says it's not for use in urban
situations.

Thanks, Jason


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