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There are a number of trails that I want to correct the access of. These trails do not allow access with snowshoes (as that destroys the cross-country ski access). Is there a way to do this in OpenStreetMap?

asked 28 Jan '21, 20:04

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edited 28 Jan '21, 20:45

Hi Peter -- There's an undocumented but well-established "snowshoe" access tag. Just add "snowshoe=no" to the trails in question.

If all foot traffic is prohibited, regardless of the footwear, just using "foot=no" is probably easier, though you could still add "snowshoe=no" to be extra explicit.

If foot traffic is prohibited regardless of the footwear but only during snow, you could try "foot=yes" + "foot:conditional=no @ (snow)", but in that case I'd definitely also add "snowshoe=no" because you never know if someone's actually going to read the conditional access tags.

By the way, if there's a sign or a published regulation that corresponds to this restriction, it would be a good idea to cite that in your change comment.

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answered 28 Jan '21, 21:42

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edited 28 Jan '21, 21:43


This is the likely tagging, with one last round of discussion with the owners.

access=private vehicle=no agricultural=private forestry=private atv=private bicycle=no snowmobile=no foot=private foot:conditional=permissive @ ( Apr 15-Nov 30 dawn-dusk ) dog=private ski=private snowshoe=no ski:nordic:conditional=permissive @ ( dawn-dusk ) horse=no hunting=no

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answered 29 Jan '21, 00:24

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edited 29 Jan '21, 00:25

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