[Tagging] Put the name in sidewalks and cycleways

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Sun Aug 5 15:43:36 UTC 2018

On 05.08.2018 17:16, yo paseopor wrote:
> So what is the correct way to map it: with name? or without name?

Adding name tags to separately mapped sidewalks is an attempt to fix
just one of the symptoms of a deeper problem: The lack of a
machine-readable link between the sidewalk way and the road it belongs to.

This fundamental shortcoming of the current approach for
sidewalk-as-a-way mapping also causes several other issues, though,
which aren't as easily compensated for. There's nothing wrong with
copying the name per se, but needing to do so is a red flag.

So my recommendation is to stick with sidewalk tags. Alternatively,
create a relation between each highway way and the one or two sidewalk
ways belonging to it. (You'll probably balk at that, but something along
those lines would be needed to actually _solve_ the inherent flaws of
the sidewalk-as-a-way approach.)

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