Track vs. Path I think abhibeckert sums it up best in distinguishing track from path. There will obviously be some grey area in some cases, but this clears up most of the cases I've seen in real life. Track: Not paved, narrow enough to make passing difficult or impossible for cars. Path: Not paved and so narrow that even two motorcycles would have trouble passing each other. One-way difficulties This perhaps should be considered as part of the "hazard" tag that has received some talk. In either case, I would not recommend splitting the way into two separate ways to tag separately. It should be possible to tag a node on a way without much issue, but I'm not sure I've heard a really great way to do that.