Talk:Tag:access=private

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private driveway

I think it is bad practice to tag all service/driveway with an access=private. OSM Map whats verifyable on ground. So mapping access tags without a corresponding sign is exactly the opposite. Mapping from a feeling and not verifyable.

So i'd vote for removing that passage/sentence from the article. Flohoff (talk) 10:38, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Obviously, tagging all driveways as private is incorrect as not all are private. But article text (that can be improved) has already qualifier "usually". And explicit sign is not only case where mapping access=private is OK, for example closed gate is more than enough Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 14:56, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
That was the point i was making. The wording makes people think to tag every driveway with access=private. And "usally" is a pretty soft wording. As soon as there is something indicating that there is a will of the owner to prevent anyone (Including Postal service) of property this might be the right way to tag. But as soon as you'd expect a Postal service to enter access=private looks pretty wrong. And IMHO a service/driveway has everything in it. We expect routers to not every use these roads for through traffic and more or less handle it as a access=destination. And i am no fan of adding "felt access restrictions" - I am happy with a "gate" or signs "No access" or something (German is even more complicated than that). Flohoff (talk) 15:52, 14 October 2019 (UTC)