[First a forum question!] I wanted to past in a screen shot and say “what is this” but cannot see how to do it. Is it possible? I got the tags to go in, but it will not accept the paste of an image between the IMG tags. Is it possible to show a screen shot in the forum to better explain my question? If so please let me know how.
So now… the actual question is: there is a type of “double-dash” or “broken dashes with breadth” shown quite frequently on the map I am looking at in ridewithgps.com. Think of it as what you would see with a series of hypen characters and below them a series of underscore characters (see, it is very hard to describe this without a screen shot!). As i understand it, the map is based on OpenStreet, with OpenCycle enhancements. I looked on the Open Cycle Key and no such marking is shown (https://www.opencyclemap.org/docs/). I looked on the OpenStreet Key (https://www.openstreetmap.org/key) and it says “tunnel”. It is similar to “railroad” but it is not railroad (alternating spaces between the dashes are not shaded like ‘railroad’). But, these are definitely not tunnels. they are quite frequent, all over the place. (If you want to try to see it, look for Fall City, WA, and then look about a half mile NE and there is a whole network of them all over the place, if you zoom in pretty far). There is often a blue dash line (cyclepath) and then that line ends and it changes to this type of “double-dash” line.
Questions - Is there a better key than the links i provided? Can anyone tell me what those paths/trails in that symbol are?