[OSM-dev] Modeling OSM sidewalk data

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Jul 13 08:30:39 UTC 2016

On 12.07.2016 11:24, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> Il giorno 12 lug 2016, alle ore 11:15, Komяpa <me at komzpa.net> ha scritto:
>> Both ways are only applicable to cities with blocky structure.
>> In ex-USSR, architecture of cities is different, and footways / sidewalks graph is more complicated than a replica of roads for cars, so all the sidewalks have to be drawn separately.
> There are sidewalks (alongside roads) and other footpaths, just like everywhere else (but in different proportions). You can decide to draw the sidewalks separately or not (like anywhere else), while you have in any case to draw the independent footways with their own geometry.
> cheers,
> Martin
To understand an architecture of a city, especially of a sidewalks 
system, we should realize that it was formed to a large degree by the 
auto industry lobbying [1]. Obviously, in North America and Western 
Europe this process began several decades earlier than in Eastern 
Europe, so sidewalks and footpaths system is indeed somewhat different.

However, an emerging global trend of Walkable Development is starting to 
transform cities once again [2].

[1] "Creeps and Weirdos: the auto industry agenda for keeping you on 
four wheels"


[2] KC Conspiracy Theorists: Walkable Development Will “Devastate” Auto 


Best regards,


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