[Tagging] Formally informal sidewalks

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 15 09:41:16 UTC 2017

Le 15. 07. 17 à 08:13, Marc Gemis a écrit :

>> On Jul 14, 2017, at 11:32 PM, Nick Bolten <nbolten at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> --> need to add all driveways?
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 11:56 PM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>> This is generally a good idea - and to make sure they share a node.
> Why ? What is the benefit of adding driveways of 3-5 meters long ?
For wheelchair routing.
If all crossing have a lower kerb, it is maybe enough to add 
sidewalk:both:wheelchair=yes to the street.
But if some crossing have a raised kerb, wheelchair routing can't work 
without a crossing with any existing way including service.

> I experimented with it in my neighborhood and the only thing it does
> is confuse navigation programs.
I have the opposite :-)
Maybe connect the entrance of the house with a path to driveway.
Maybe map only the beginning of the driveway where the crossing is located.

>> To me, if you are considering adding sidewalks, you’ve already committed to
>> adding the service roads/tracks/etc.
> I think adding sidewalks might benefit pedestrian routing
See the first question, create a sidewalk path separately in osm from 
the street where the sidewalk is in fact hooked to the street create 
currently more routing problem that it solve.

> easier to add characteristics for wheelchair routing to them.
you can add those tag to the street as documented here
for example I use the following tag on the street :


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