Local Knowledge vs. OTG Truth

In my local area, we are free to roam the woods – on foot. We must not camp, we must not ride a horse, we must not ride a bike there, unless explicitly signed, that we may do so, e.g. on pathways and tracks traversing those woods.

Local community is split on this issue: May mappers map bicycle=no on paths/tracks, where they know that it holds, or may they only map that, where such is signed?

A bit this is about: What worth is in local_knowledge? Is it about knowing the law of of the land or is it about reading signs only, so having been there, not seeing a sign, can delete mapping of what is not signed?

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