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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sun Aug 28 03:20:01 BST 2011

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/27/2011 10:00 PM, Anthony wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM, Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>> On 8/27/2011 9:26 PM, Anthony wrote:
>>>> Are you saying this is not a highway=sidewalk,
>>> Yes.
>> It quite clearly meets the definition in the wiki for footway=sidewalk.
> Then the sidewalk=* tag is useless, since any two-way road would have
> sidewalk=both.

Most two-way roads don't have sidewalks on both sides.

> But since sidewalk=* is well-used, and not just as
> sidewalk=both, a strip of grass cannot be a sidewalk.

That's not very good logic.  Just because one strip of grass is a
sidewalk, that doesn't mean *every* strip of grass is a sidewalk.

In any case, I wasn't talking about the sidewalk=* tag.

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