|A key for informal features that are not intentionally planned or formally set up|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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This attribute indicates that a feature has not been established on purpose. It is mainly used with footpaths, but it could also be used with any other kind of feature. Such footpaths are also known as desire paths.
When during their lifetime such features become adopted by e.g. an administrative body that e.g. improves the surface of a path, they lose their informal character and the attribute shall be removed.
Features tagged as informal=yes could be completely unmaintained and might be considered with lower priority by routers.
|A clearly visible path that was not deliberately created, but has been established by many people making use of the route|
|A pedestrian path (e.g. in a park) created by many people choosing the same shortcuts or routes|
|A ski slope that is not officially maintained, but still frequently used by skiers|