|highway = byway|
|Using this tag is discouraged, use highway=track/path + designation=* + access=* instead|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
|This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: highway=track/path + designation=byway_open_to_all_traffic/restricted_byway + access=*. The reason is documented under Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have "banned features".
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change "deprecated" tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the Automated Edits code of conduct.
This is a deprecated tag and describes an UK-only road. Please tag it as highway=track or highway=path as appropriate, and its legal designation with designation=byway_open_to_all_traffic or designation=restricted_byway.
It is a minor road often with an unmade surface. The public have a right to travel along. It is used by the public mainly as footpath or bridleway. There exists byways open to all traffic (BOAT) and restricted byways only for non-motorized vehicles.
- Do not use
highway=bywaybecause it does not show what you can see on the ground. Use designation=* and the access=* to show the legal rights instead.
- Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT)
- Restricted byways (old Road Used as Public Path/RUPP)