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Status: Gathering Kudos

There should be a clear way when viewing/planning routes, segments or past runs, what paths/routable lines access tags are. This will address the mounting concern around unauthorised access to trails that include the opens street map access tag, (no, permit, permissive, private e.t.c). To include this puts the OSM community and land owners at the best interest, as currently there is no way to identify as to if a routable path is private or not on a Strava map, and with Strava's popularity, this possess many concerns.  

The maps that Strava displays for route or segment creation, and general activity display, should clearly provide a visual to indicate the state of access tag of paths on the map from OSM data. 

This could be done by;

- symbols and text, such as crosses and private text attached to line of the path. Include text for permit, permissive as seen on OSM tags as well. 

- alongside colour symbolisation to indicate private trails

- and additionally, prevent users from accidentally routing a private trail when making a route/segment based on their chosen activity type. This could extend to allow routing for certain types of activities (e.g. walking, running allowed based on a "yes" OSM tag for these, but cycling not based on a "no" tag for cycling on OSM).

Examples of how this has been done to some success on All Trails is included below:

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Private trail with the OSM tag for access; "private" show this with a red trail and accompanying  text.

There is no such detail on the Strava map of the same area, it is entirely routable as well with no way to tell on map that there is no access due to it's private tag.

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View from OSM editor with meta data tagging system in use.

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This concern is explained to further detail with more examples from other online routing websites with this video. 

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