[Tagging] Footway as painted lane in highway

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 08:23:38 UTC 2013


Hi!

2013/3/27 Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de>:
> footway=sidewalk is not documented used as an add-on tag to
> highway=whatever, but for sidewalks which are mapped as separate ways.
> In this case, a separate way seems quite clearly not a good choice,
> considering that there is no physical separation whatsoever.
>
> For sidewalks as add-on tags to the main highway, we commonly use
> sidewalk=left/right/both/no. So I would suggest sidewalk=right, plus
> sidewalk:right=lane in analogy to the existing cycleway:right=lane.

I was just about to write the same. The key sidewalk is used over
260,000 times, the least used sidewalk=left is still used over 13,000
times. So you can expect some support there.  The suggested
sidewalk:right=lane isn't used right now but certainly makes sense and
is in line with cycleway, as Tobias already pointed out.

So a clear +1 from me to sidewalk=left/right/both + sidewalk:xxx=lane .

best regards,
Martin



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