|Access restrictions for golf carts|
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The key golf_cart=* is used for access restrictions relating to and similar small, low-speed electric vehicles.
Typically this tag is used on ways that are tagged with highway=service or highway=path near golf courses or in communities with specialized golf cart path networks. It is also be used on multi-use paths which allow golf carts along with bicycles or pedestrians. The restriction applies to all vehicles that are in the same legal category as golf carts. Usually these are relatively small and narrow electric vehicles with 4 wheels and a low maximum speed. However, some jurisdictions legally distinguish slightly higher-speed neighborhood electric vehicles (nev=*) from golf carts.
See access=* for a description of this tag's values. Typical values are golf_cart=designated (for paths or roads exclusively or primarily to be used by golf carts), golf_cart=yes (for paths and roads that allow golf carts) and golf_cart=no (for paths or roads that exclude golf carts, where this would not be the clear default).
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Commonly used values:
- Yes - golf_cart=yes - public golf cart users have official right of access
- No - golf_cart=no - golf carts are not permitted
- Designated - golf_cart=designated - Preferred or designated for golf carts
- Permissive - golf_cart=permissive - Open to golf carts until the owner revokes the permission, which they may legally do at any time in the future.
- Private - golf_cart=private - golf carts are only allowed with individual permission
- Others options: see the access=* page for more.
- highway=path/track/footway variously used ad hoc for years
- golf=cartpath (by itself) introduced as an iD editor preset to consolidate usage and distinguish from walking paths
- Game renderer adds support for golf=cartpath
- Mainstream renderer declines to support golf=cartpath per se
- Editor preset modified to combine golf=cartpath with highway=service to work around lack of renderer support
- Game players use the editor preset quite heavily to improve gameplay
- Routing issues occur due to this usage of highway=service breaking longstanding assumptions
- Proposal to deprecate highway=service golf=cartpath in favor of highway=cart_path
- Proposal adjusted to highway=service service=cartpath to reuse existing concepts
- Proposal adjusted to highway=cart_path in light of routing concerns
- Proposal adjusted to highway=golf_car_path to have more clear value and in attempt to use UK English
- Proposal adjusted to highway=golf_cart_path to have more clear value in line with actual word use