[Tagging] Another sidewalk question

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat Aug 27 12:52:43 BST 2011

2011/8/27 Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>:
> Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at ...> writes:
>> There's a piece of road here that recently got a sidewalk on the west
>> side. But they didn't include a couple pieces where there's extra
>> pavement on the side with diagonal lines to keep vehicles off. This is
>> obviously meant as part of the sidewalk, but it's technically not one.
>> How should it be tagged?
> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=orlando&hl=en&ll=28.535699,-81.405357&spn=0.002104,0.00515&gl=us&t=k&z=19&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=28.535699,-81.405357&panoid=z9EMHAwlFYXL81LOUKOedQ&cbp=12,200.63,,0,-1.41
> I would not tag the white and black-striped area of the road as a sidewalk.
> Whoever invented the black-white striping probably did not intend it to be a
> designated pedestrian area, more something of a no drive zone, probably some
> kind of safety issue concerning the joining roads.

Nathan, are you talking about the traffic island?  If so, that is part
of the road, not part of the sidewalk.

How to map it is an interesting question.  According to some people,
it doesn't exist!  In any case, OSM currently doesn't even have the
elements to map traffic islands, let alone the tags.

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