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I expected to be useful but it contains only designs that are not directly applicable here.

example of place that I am trying to map:,19.889014&spn=0.001759,0.005284&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=50.076725,19.88906&panoid=M2LmYxztdWP-M6Kkcaswig&cbp=12,156.17,,0,7.13 (motorway is not important here, but it is the photo that I found)

I am more and more confused whatever I should use path, foot path or maybe bicycle path. And whatever I should use yes or designated.

For now, based mainly on and it seems that I should use path with bicycle=designated, foot=designated and segregated=yes.

Unfortunately, it seems impossible to set segregated = yes in iD editor and on default map display it is rendered as footway, what result in display that makes no sense - footway with small bits of cycleway where it temporarily diverges.

In attached map cycleway is continuous, but it is lost by rendering software and I am not sure what I should do to avoid it. Creating separate paths in this case seems like an awful hack.

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asked 21 Sep '13, 17:42

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edited 21 Sep '13, 17:44


You can add "segregated=yes" in iD - select "all tags" below the normal tag lists and you can add new tags there. If you start typing "segregated" it'll even complete the word for you!

(21 Sep '13, 22:20) SomeoneElse ♦

Use the following tags for that specific cycleway:





Do not use highway=path for it as it was a hack that did not come out as good as expected.

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answered 21 Sep '13, 21:37

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Why "highway=cycleway" rather than "highway=footway"?

(21 Sep '13, 22:09) Bulwersator

bicycle=designated is not wrong but redundant in this case, as always this is however somewhat disputed as nearly everything in the cycleway/footway/path space

(22 Sep '13, 09:59) SimonPoole ♦

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