Tagging of adjacent cycleway + footway (sidewalk)

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For mapping a “dedicated cycleway and footway, segregated from each other but being a single object” there are currently 3 main ways of tagging:

  1. highway=path + bicycle=designated + foot=designated + segregated=yes; this is the JOSM present.
    highway=path in combination with segregated=yes occurs 105k times.

  2. highway=cycleway + bicycle=designated + foot=designated + segregated=yes; this is the ID preset.
    highway=cycleway in combination with segregated=yes occurs 96k times.

  3. highway=cycleway + sidewalk=*; here the cycleway is seen as the main way, and the footway as a sidewalk to it. I understand that this way of tagging is mainly in practice in the Netherlands and is the preferred way of tagging it in the Dutch OSM community. It is suggested as optional (“Eventueel”) here NL:Cycleway - OpenStreetMap Wiki
    highway=cycleway in combination with sidewalk=* occurs 38k times.

I would like to propose to discourage/deprecate/disapprove the 3rd tagging way.

I guess it’s not too difficult to mass-edit the cycleway+sidewalk ways to one of the other formats…

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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/tagging-of-adjacent-cycleway-footway-sidewalk/108404