[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Sidewalks as separate ways

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 15:49:18 BST 2011

On 4/3/2011 9:38 AM, Phil! Gold wrote:
> * Ed Hillsman<ehillsman at tampabay.rr.com>  [2011-04-02 22:26 -0400]:
>> Would it work to add a tag "associated_street" and then simply list the
>> name of the street? For example, highway=footway,
>> associated_street="East Fowler Avenue".
> This might not be a bad idea.  It makes the association without using a
> relation (about which there have been concerns raised regarding the
> complexity of handling, both for mappers and data consumers).

One question is how 'overlaps' would be handled. For example, 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/56026919 is part of the sidewalk 
for both Magnolia and Anderson.

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