[Tagging] How to tag traffic islands ?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 17:50:14 UTC 2015

It seems that many mappers associate words like "island" or "traffic island"
> with an area on a road that is enclosed by a white line and
> maybe hatched lines ("schraffiert")
I only consider an island if it elevated and tag it as
traffic_calming=island. If it's painted on, I do not map it as
traffic_calming=island. In fact, I personally do not map it at all.

> Not so often: "keep clear"
Can you give an example of this? "Keep clear" for me has no relation to
"traffic island"

> when use the crossing=island tag.
This seems to me very obvious: if the pdeestrian crossing, eg. a zebra
crossing is "protected" by one two traffic islands. Example with two

I have tagged it as
see: http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/713160462/history

(Padova, Italy)
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