[Tagging] Sidewalks vs Footways

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 19:30:55 GMT 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 2:37 PM, David Paleino <dapal at debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:17:14 -0400, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
>> Based on this thread, there seems to be general consensus that the
>> term "sidewalk" is less linguistically ambiguous than footway.
> I'd like to point out that not all footways are sidewalks.
> Sidewalks/pavements/whatever_you_call_them are a particular case of a footway.

> We shouldn't deprecate footway, but instead expand (i.e. add details) to it.


No one on the thread has argued against deprecating highway=footway,
it's a totally separate issue.

- Serge

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