[Tagging] "Living street" in Japan

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 07:40:08 UTC 2017

I have a feeling that "living street" is being interpreted as "a street
that people live on", which really should be "residential".  Perhaps you
could ask the mapper for the reason behind the edits, and ask someone to
translate the "living street" wiki page to indicate clearly what it means
(in Japanese) and what it doesn't mean.

Best wishes,


On Mar 29, 2017 3:49 PM, "John Willis" <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

As I have been coming back to tagging recently, I noticed a lot of rural
residential/alley/driveway/track roads being mapped as a “living street” in
my region of Japan.

A prolific editor (2000+ edits) is one of the mappers doing it, so I Im
unsure about what is going on.

As far as I know, “living street” is a legal definition for some roads
found in Europe, and not for Japan.

The english/Japanese “Japan Tagging” page offers no suggestion for using
Living Street.

Is this an error of a single user, or is this some systemic regional
tagging change that is not documented?

either way, there is some corrections to be made.


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