[Tagging] Another sidewalk question

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat Aug 27 20:51:53 BST 2011

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 9:44 AM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:
> 2011/8/27 Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>:
>> 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.
>> /Johan Jönsson, Sweden-do not know anything about american sidewalks, really.
> +1. A sidewalk or even just a footway is a separate way, whereas the
> striped area is really just a shoulder.

It's not a shoulder.  It's a traffic island.

> Of course you'd want to make
> sure you connect the other footways to the roads, so a router can send
> someone along this strip.

Not of course.  A better route would be to cross the street and use
that sidewalk.

> In the future someone might tag the section
> of road with something like "shoulder:width=4 ft",
> "shoulder:surface=asphalt", "shoulder:type=striped", etc., which
> routers could use to determine the safety level this section.

Except that it's not a shoulder.

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