[Tagging] Footway as painted lane in highway

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 04:18:47 UTC 2013

Hi Dave,
  It sounds essentially like a sidewalk - the only distinction being
that it's not raised above the road surface. So why not just use

The footway=lane tag sounds nice, but it sounds like such a rare
occurrence that it will never get much rendering/routing support.
Maybe if you want to be really accurate: highway=whatever,
footway=sidewalk, sidewalk=lane.


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I have a country lane where on one side has a dashed white line about 1.5m
> from the road edge & a walking person symbol painted on the surface. It has
> no adjacent raised kerb footpath. What would be the best way to tag this?
> I'm thinking using footway=lane as a sub tag of 'highway=' in similar
> fashion to a cyclway. Is there a better way?
> Dave F.
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