[OSM-newbies] Pavements and footpaths along streets
eddy.petrisor at gmail.com
Tue May 5 12:17:55 BST 2009
Craig Wallace a scris:
> On 04/05/2009 17:43, Russ Nelson wrote:
>> On May 3, 2009, at 6:52 AM, Craig Wallace wrote:
>>> I think for most pavements / footpaths / sidewalks right next to roads
>>> they are not tagged. There have been a few suggestions for "sidewalk"
>>> tags, but I don't think they are commonly used.
>> Not commonly used is not a good reason to refrain from doing something
>> good. I think the suggestion is for sidewalk=left, sidewalk=right,
>> sidewalk=both, or sidewalk=none. The default interpretation for
>> highway=residential would be sidewalk=both, and for highway=trunk it
>> would be sidewalk=none. I'm sure there are sensible defaults for
>> other kinds of highways as well.
I agree, may I suggest these defaults:
motorway : sidewalk=none
trunk : sidewalk=none
primary : sidewalk=none
secondary : sidewalk=both
tertiary : sidewalk=both
track : sidewalk=none
> I think it makes sense to have footway/sidewalk=none as default for
> most/all highways. Its better to have something missing from the map
> than to map things which aren't there. And I'm sure in some parts of the
> world, most residential streets don't have any footways/sidewalks.
I would be very surprised to find out there are many more residential roads
without sidewalks than there are with.
Having sidewalk=both by default for residential seems like a *VERY* sane
value, since in most residential areas people are expected to do a lot of
walking, so sidewalks would be very common.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein
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