[Tagging] Sidewalks vs Footways

SomeoneElse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Thu Mar 17 14:53:57 GMT 2011

On 17/03/2011 14:15, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
> I'd like to suggest collapsing these two tags into a unified tag and
> making a final vote, and then fixing tags as necessary.
I'd be happy to use whichever tag has the wider acceptance.  All the 
footway=left/right/both that I've added have been "sidewalks" in the 
American sense, so if another name is chosen I'd be happy for mine to be 
changed via a bot (once anyone consuming the data has had a chance to 
incorporate the change of course).  Some of the values associated with 
the footway tag in the UK probably need manual checking though (e.g. 

Using "sidewalk" would have the advantage of not potentially being 
further description of "highway=footway" (as in "highway=footway; 


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