[Tagging] road side

Craig Wallace craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Mon Aug 19 13:24:33 UTC 2013

On 2013-08-19 00:24, André Pirard wrote:
> Hi,
> There are many wiki articles mentioning the road side and tagging what's
> on it, e. g.parking.
> But I couldn't find how to tag a plain road side itself.
> It is not part of the roadway (chaussée) but it's part of the public
> highway (voie publique).
> Often in gravel, It is not a parking where cars are invited but cars may
> stop on it.
> It may be as wide as the roadway, often expropriated in a plan to widen
> the road.  It's an area.
> Hence, the private properties are far recessed, also because roads are
> drawn thinner than real.
> The problem is that private driveways have to be connected to the
> roadway through it.
> That means, that those areas must be tagged as car passable.  If the
> roadway is:
> highway=secondary
> name=itsname
> What must be the tagging of those areas?
> Just the same,maybe?  With
> area=yes
> But what about routing that shouldn't go through it except to/from the
> properties?
> Any deterrent precaution?
> Under what article should this explanation be found?

Sounds like you mean the "shoulder". See 

It should usually be tagged as an attribute on the highway, not mapped 
as a separate way or area.


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