[Tagging] highway=crossing used on ways

yo paseopor yopaseopor at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 07:35:02 UTC 2018

I would use side=left/right/both as I use for mark the position of a
traffic sign. This position is relative to the direction the way was drawn
in OSM (like rivers)


On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 4:17 PM André Pirard <a.pirard.papou at gmail.com>

> On 2018-10-13 11:22, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> 12. Oct 2018 09:25 by GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com:
> In November 2015 I fix nearly all such ways, since then the number
> increased again to 488. I don't know about iD, but JOSM prints a warning
> when you use this tagging, still many edits were made with JOSM. I wonder
> if that means that we should accept highway=crossing as a shortcut for
> highway=footway + footway=crossing?
> I once opened a thread saying that the term "crossing" is contradictory
> with "passage pour piétons".
> The English term restrictively suggests being perpendicular to the road
> and is tagged on a node.
> The French concept covers zebras that are drawn on & along -- e.g. half of
> -- the road, is tagged on the highway on which the passage runs, and they
> do exist. Unanswered problem: how to tag which side of the road the paint
> is on.
> That feature meaning a place where pedestrians can walk safely, even a
> full area applies.
> The answers were typical of "tagging for the renderer", e.g. disguising
> sidewalks as being on the road.
> How do we tag that without being "fixed"?
> All the best,
> André.
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