[Tagging] sidewalks and tagging for the renderer

phil at trigpoint.me.uk phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Wed Apr 11 11:47:30 BST 2012


I am wondering what happens where there are no crossings, or outside of built up areas where there are no sidewalks.

Phil


On 11/04/2012 11:32 John Sturdy wrote:

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 10. April 2012 22:01 schrieb Komяpa <me at komzpa.net>:
>> It's possible to have pedestrian routing without separate ways for
>> sidewalks, but it's nicer when it shows you where you can actually
>> cross the road.
> The thing is that you can generally cross any road at any spot, as
> long it is not impossible or too dangerous ;-), i.e. in most of the
> cases you can simply cross the road if your destination is right on
> the other side for example.

I think that in some countries this is illegal.

> With explicit footways your router will
> send you to the next crossing and tell you to cross the road there and
> then come back.

This is probably useful information for blind people.

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