[Tagging] Wheelchair ramp

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 12:33:53 GMT 2011

2011/11/30 Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>:
> Hi all,
> Is there a specific tag for a wheelchair ramp that is not part of a
> steps feature?

I generally use a dedicated way and tag it highway=footway

IMHO they do deserve a dedicated way because they constitute a
separate way, usually separated with a railing. If you wanted you
could a some incline tags but IMHO that's pointless and might be even
harmfull, because it might seem to some routing application that there
is a kind of obstacle where in reality those ramps have to be
constructed according to building standards and will always (?) be
suitable for wheelchair users. I don't see a point in using a
different highway-tag then footway (or maybe path).


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