[Tagging] Wheelchair ramp

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 15:37:26 GMT 2011

2011/12/1 Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>:
>>> Is there a specific tag for a wheelchair ramp that is not part of a
>>> steps feature?
> I agree with Martin and others, it is a separate feature, but I do
> think that it's also a distinct feature type and thus warrants its own
> highway type, therefore I am going to go ahead and use
> highway=access_ramp as David proposed.

I agree that it might be desirable in some contexts (mainly
statistics) to be able to identify these ramps distinctly, but for
most contexts including routing it is the same as a footway. If you
use a dedicated, low-use highway-tag you will risk to not get this
feature evaluated at all (what is not desired here, IMHO). I suggest
to use a subtag/attribute instead.


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