[Tagging] Proposal for standardization of sidewalk schema (+ import)

Fran├žois Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 13:34:06 UTC 2016

2016-08-02 13:54 GMT+02:00 Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:

> In that case they should be mapped as separate ways, but in a
> residential areas, for example, links to the road should be mapped to
> allow routing.

Agree with that, links to roads should always be mapped for routing.

> That is assuming there are protected crossings, where they will exist
> in cities and large towns on arterial roads, but you will not find
> crossings in residential streets or even town centres. In many cases
> the need has been eliminated by lower speed limits and the shared space
> concept.

Good point

> Your scheme seems to have been drawn up with large North American
> cities in mind, and in situations where it works then there is no
> reason not to use it. As an alternative scheme it is fine, but please
> don't try to remove the mappers option to use sidewalk=left/right/both
> in places where that is the most suitable scheme, that should be left
> to a local mappers judgment.

Then, it would be nice to find a single tag set which suits both approaches
(all on the same way or distinguished road and sidewalks).
That is mainly why I agree with such proposals.

All the best

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