[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Kerb

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Jun 23 12:49:59 BST 2011

Robert Naylor <robert at pobice.co.uk> wrote:
> The problem I have with using kerb=no for kerb=flush is that there is 
> actually a kerb stone still - eg:  
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:P1210669.JPG.

In the USA, rural roads, motorways, and some suburban roads have no curb at all; you simply have a point at which the pavement stops, often with a graveled shoulder extending a little further.   This situation would logically be mapped as kerb=no.  I have seen flush curbs as well, presumably where a road has been repaved multiple times without milling away the old pavement.  From a purely functional view, this is the same thing as having no curb, and is likely to be paved over the next time the road is resurfaced.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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