[Tagging] (Mini)Roundabout: examples

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Mon May 14 14:49:31 BST 2012

If anyone of you is going to edit that page anyway, please add the 
combination suggestions with highway=crossing; crossing=island;
I would say, not all islands are island-crossings, but (nearly all) 
crossings with an islands calm down traffic, so it's a useful combination.


Am 14.05.2012 13:04, schrieb Martin Vonwald:
> 2012/5/14 Martin Vonwald<imagic.osm at gmail.com>:
>> 2012/5/14 Tobias Knerr<osm at tobias-knerr.de>:
>>> I consider neither that example nor the ones on your roundabout example
>>> page a chicane. Instead, I'd specifically expect _alternating_
>>> obstructions on the left and right side of the road.
>>> Your example is more like an island.
>> What is your suggestion to tag this? traffic_calming=island?
> Actually a wiki page exists for that:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:traffic_calming=island
> It was created just two months ago and the value is not documented in
> the main article about traffic calming. The value is used about 400
> times currently.
> Is this an accepted value? From the description "An island is a small
> area that temporarily separates two different directions of traffic."
> it would fit quite well.
> Martin
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