[Tagging] How to tag traffic islands ?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 18:36:24 UTC 2015

> Example for keep clear:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/13820411
This seems to be the only instance of highway=keep_clear in OSM (according
to taginfo).
This is a common horizontal road sign in the UK. It indicates tht vehicles
should not anter the cross-hatched area if the traffic situation does not
allow them to leave the area.
Strange that it is only used once in the data base. Maybe our UK friends
use another tag for these.

> The node also is in such a marked area,
The tag is on the junctio of the two ways

> reg. crossing=island: ok, your example shows
> a simple case where the island is in the middle.
> What if there are multiple islands?
If there are multple islands, I presume there are several roads that are
crossed by a footway. In this case each crossing is tagged according to how
it's constructed. If each is protected by island, than each is tagged with
Do you have an example? (I can't recall one at the moment)

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