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Public-images-osm logo.svg path = desire
Group: highways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

This seems to be used by some people to mark a path as being a desire line (or desire path). See Desire path on Wikipedia.

It's probably useful to map only prominent/permanent desire lines. Currently it's mainly used in the United Kingdom and some parts of Central Europe.

Note that desire lines are by definition unofficial, so the access rights may well be ambiguous.

See also

  • informal=yes An alternate, more common way to indicate a desire line.