[Tagging] About traffic islands

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Aug 29 14:15:14 UTC 2018

We have the painted on kind in the US as well, bordered by two orange lines
and filled with a slash hatch in it.  It's treated the same as a raised
island but doesn't provide any physical barriers.

I usually count this as lanes:both_ways=1, access:lanes:both_ways=no

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 06:28 yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> Here in Spain we have some doubts about mapping traffic islands.
> As you can read in the wiki a traffic island is "A structure separating at
> least two lanes of a highway from each other for a short distance. The
> width of the calming island is usually under a few meters and should be
> less than 5m."
> But in the abstract you can read: "An island is a small area that
> temporarily separates two different directions of traffic. " .
> Here it is the doubt.
> Can I map a traffic island if there is only painted on the road? Spanish
> traffic regulations are clear: you cannot stop, park or drive in (the
> regulation assumes it doesn't matter if it is only painted or with bollards
> or with kerb ).
> But some Spanish mappers considers as the wiki says in one sentence the
> word STRUCTURE a only-painted-on-the-road is not a traffic island and
> should not be mapped.
> What do you think? If all are traffic islands instead with structure or
> not and should be mapped, Can anyone modify0 from the wiki the word
> "structure" or specify "only painted also" ?
> Thanks
> Salut i illetes de trĂ nsit
> yopaseopor
> Osm wiki: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:traffic_calming%3Disland
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