[Tagging] 2 meaning for crossing=zebra

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Fri Oct 26 14:41:15 UTC 2018

On 26/10/18 11:44, Tom Pfeifer wrote:
> On 26.10.2018 09:28, SelfishSeahorse wrote:
>> What about tagging the presence or absence of traffic signals with a
>> subkey, e.g. crossing:traffic_signals=yes/no?
> Why should we invent a new subtagging scheme when we already have one
> with crossing=* + crossing_ref=* ?
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2018 at 01:19, Bryan Housel <bhousel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - `crossing=unmarked` which is labeled “Unmarked Crossing”
> Tagging "unmarked crossings" does not make sense for me. An unmarked
> crossing is defined in OSM by a road and a footway sharing a node, there
> is no need for a tag here, as there is nothing special.

An unmarked crossing may have no road markings or signs, but if there is
tactile paving and/or a raised/lowered/flush kerb on the footway
(sidewalk), how else would one tag it?

> Otherwise I would need to set a node every meter on the road, tagging it
> "unmarked crossing" because I can cross the road everywhere.
> And I hate it when the satnav announces a warning for the upcoming
> crossing, and there comes nothing the requires extra attention.

Robert Skedgell (rskedgell)

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