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As far as I can see there are couple of possible ways. It will be nice to tell me what is the exact difference between them all, because I think they are pretty much the same. First let me say what I mean with "park alley" - these are mostly paved ways, about 2-5 m wide, often there are sitting benches. Sometimes they are not a way-like, but form small plazas with gardens, fountains, etc. Access: mostly foot, but bicycles/rollers/skates are allowed, cars are not allowed, but sometimes there are cars to service some of the in-park facilities (pavilions) or cop cars at night.

  1. Tag highway=pedestrian
  2. Tag highway=footway + bicycle=yes
  3. Tag highway=service + service=alley
  4. Other?

asked 25 Sep '10, 12:18

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  1. Wide road allowed only for pedestrians for example: shopping streets; streets that were once used by cars but are now only for pedestrians.
  2. Probably the best way to tag park alleys.
  3. Narrow Roads between big buildings for servicing them(for example garbage collection)
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answered 01 Oct '10, 12:00

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I would tag something like that typically as highway=service; motor_vehicle=no; emergency=yes

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answered 25 Sep '10, 22:23

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