[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Sidewalks as separate ways

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Thu Mar 24 20:53:12 GMT 2011


David, thanks for putting this up. Like I've said on the talk page, I
believe this and the other sidewalk proposal can coexist, although I
prefer your proposed scheme.

Regards,
-Josh

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:15 PM, David Paleino <dapal at debian.org> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> as promised, I came back with an "official" proposal.
>
>  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Sidewalk_as_separate_way
>
> I tried to summarize what my ideas are, and why I don't believe that tagging
> the main road is any good.
>
> To summarize here: to tag a sidewalk:
>
>  * highway=footway
>  * footway=sidewalk
>
> It's that simple.
> The basic idea is that sidewalks *are* footways. From the highway=footway page:
> "for designated footpaths, i.e. mainly/exclusively for pedestrians". And
> sidewalks perfectly fit IMVHO :)
>
> The proposal also lists cases for crossings and other features, but that's the
> basic tagging.
>
> Enjoy,
> David
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