[Tagging] sidewalks and tagging for the renderer

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Tue Apr 10 21:15:19 BST 2012

Martijn van Exel wrote:
> Consider this situation: a road on an
> incline, the sidewalk follows the road but has steps in some places. You
> would want to capture the steps for accessibility reasons, and you can't
> by just adding a sidewalk tag to the main way feature.

Except if you use one of the more general approaches for mapping lanes
as tags (such as [1]). Then you can add arbitrary tags to each lane,
including any that identify them as steps.


[1] http://wiki.osm.org/Proposed_features/lanes_General_Extension

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