[Tagging] sidewalks and tagging for the renderer

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 08:12:36 BST 2012

On 4/12/2012 2:33 AM, Philip Barnes wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-04-11 at 19:50 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> On 4/11/2012 7:17 PM, Philip Barnes wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2012-04-11 at 13:28 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>>> On 4/11/2012 4:22 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>>>> If sidewalks were tagged without the highway tag, routing would
>>>>> continue to work like it does for everybody
>>>> Except when a motorway has a sidewalk.
>>> Do motorways ever have a sidewalk? Sometimes a footpath/cycle track
>>> follows the motorway, and often there are footpath/cycle tracks where
>>> motorway bridges cross estuarys, but they are separate ways.
>> What are you asking? A sidewalk is almost always a separate physical way
>> (if not, it's a shoulder, except on minor urban streets with flush
>> sidewalks and no curb).
> In the Netherlands I have sometimes seen cycleways paralleling
> motorways, some 20-30 metres away, and on long estuary bridges there is
> often a cycleway but beyond that motorways never have a sidewalk.
> The term motorway implies a lot of rules,
> No Pedestrians.

Not in many U.S. states. But even where it does, there is the occasional 
(barrier-separated) sidewalk. No different from a sidewalk next to any 
other busy road. For example: 

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