[Tagging] 2 meaning for crossing=zebra

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Fri Oct 26 09:20:47 UTC 2018

On 26/10/18 09:34, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Am Fr., 26. Okt. 2018 um 10:28 Uhr schrieb Robert Skedgell
> <rob at hubris.org.uk <mailto:rob at hubris.org.uk>>:
>     At a zebra crossing, vehicles must give precedence to pedestrians on the
>     crossing. No traffic signals are necessary to stop traffic in order for
>     pedestrians to cross.
>     It may be the case that there are zebra crossings very close to a
>     junction with traffic lights, but these are really separate entities and
>     should be mapped as such.
> I believe the main reason for using zebra markings at traffic signal
> controlled crossings in some places is that they will give precedence to
> pedestrians even when the lights are turned off.

Thanks, Martin, that's a case which I wasn't aware of. Luckily for me,
it isn't one which can occur here in the UK. (See
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/362/schedule/14/made )

I wonder if it's possible differentiate between a normal traffic signal
controlled crossing, an uncontrolled zebra crossing and the type of
crossing you describe using appropriate values of traffic_sign=* ? I'm
making the possibly parochial assumption that traffic signals and road
markings are considered to be traffic signs in the jurisdictions concerned.

Robert Skedgell (rskedgell)

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