[OSM-newbies] Pavements and footpaths along streets
nighto at nighto.net
Tue May 5 19:25:29 BST 2009
Hm, I don't think so.
For instance, the area I'm mapping:
In Rio de Janeiro and Niterói (the two cities around the bay), the
residential highways very often (if not always) have sidewalks.
However, São Gonçalo and Maricá (east to the bay), this is not the
case. Here, on the brazilian urban cities, this configuration
apparently is linked to the financial condition of the citizens and
the city itself (apparently, the latter cities have poorer people, and
the government don't care to build sidewalks for them).
So, I believe we have two choices:
- Assuming that all residential ways have no sidewalk, which does not
necessarily match the reality;
- Assuming that all residential ways do have sidewalk, which also does
not necessarily match the reality;
As mentioned, I believe it's better not mapping something that exists
then mapping something that does not exist.
Maybe a solution could be if we mark all highways with is_in:city and
have that configuration city-wise (how?)
On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 15:05, Russ Nelson <russ at cloudmade.com> wrote:
> On May 5, 2009, at 11:36 AM, Arlindo Pereira wrote:
>>> Having sidewalk=both by default for residential seems like a *VERY*
>>> value, since in most residential areas people are expected to do a
>>> lot of
>>> walking, so sidewalks would be very common.
>> At a first glance, I think that these approach makes sense in big
>> cities, but it's to be noticed that on small cities (at least here in
>> Brazil) it's quite common that the highway=residential and
>> highway=living_street have no sidewalk and people walk on the street
> Hrm. The sensible default is country-specific, then, eh? Then maybe
> that's how it should be: only mark sidewalk= if it's different than
> most streets in your area. Then let anybody rendering decide what the
> default in your area should be.
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