[Tagging] Is a sidewalk always adjacent to a traversable road?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 00:43:31 BST 2011

On 8/23/2011 7:38 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/67469500 is an extension of a
> sidewalk across a railroad, whereas the adjacent highway does not cross.
> Is it incorrect to use footway=sidewalk here?

In addition, how about a mid-block crosswalk? 

Basically what I'm trying to get it is what footway=sidewalk tag is 
intended for. Is it for identifying only those footways that are 
parallel to roads, or for identifying the connected network of sidewalks?

Note that Orlando bans cycling on sidewalks, defining it to mean "a 
walkway intended primarily for pedestrians at the side of a street or in 
or through a public park or other property owned or controlled by the 
City of Orlando or an agency thereof."

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