[Tagging] Formally informal sidewalks

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Sat Jul 15 06:43:59 UTC 2017

My strategy in this kind of case is to add those driveways and virtual
crossings that are useful for routing purposes. So if there is a
junction, if there is a driveway opposite it, I will add that driveway
(or maybe just the part of the driveway upto the sidewalk), if there
is none, but people can cross there (in the case you describe: If
there is an interruption in the hedge), I add a footway from the
sidewalk to the junction, if neither is the case, I add the driveway
or crossing point that is closest to the junction (on both sides if

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Another typical case
> - no explicitly marked crossings
> - sidewalk parallel to road
> - kerb separating sidewalk from road
> - hedge, interrupted for each driveway and at the junctions, placed on
> sidewalk, parallel with road.
> --> need to add all driveways ?
> --> need to draw virtual crossings at junctions ?
> m
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
>> On 7/14/2017 8:14 AM, Marc Gemis wrote:
>>>> but merge sidewalk with the road where the is no space/barier between
>>>> them.
>>> and that's were the discussion starts. When I asked when one has to
>>> draw a separate sidewalk a few weeks ago on this mailing list someone
>>> answered: as soon as there is a kerb.
>>   Similarly, I have been combining sidewalks with roads where there is no
>> separation.   But when there is a small grass separation from the roadway,
>> they are drawn separately.  For those cases, it is usually allowed to cross
>> the grassy separation and the road to get to the opposite sidewalk.
>>   Throwing out the R word here - what about a relation that defines which
>> disconnected ways could be walked to or across from any point on a current
>> way?   That would also include the road since there would be no barrier.
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