[Tagging] Pedestrian and highway crossings of tramways

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 16:41:01 UTC 2019

On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 18:37, Markus <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem here is that pedestrians are routed along the highway=*
> way and, as you wrote, tram tracks are usually (unfortunately) mapped
> as separate ways. Consequently, the railway=crossing node is
> disconnected from the highway=* way with the highway=crossing node
> (that is, on another way). Therefore a router doesn't know that trams
> also pass this pedestrian crossing (except if pavements and pedestrian
> crossings are mapped as separate ways, which, however, has other
> drawbacks).

I just realised that this problem can be solved by adding a
embedded_rails=tram [1] tag to the highway=* way. So it seems that
there's no need for a new crossing:tram=yes tag.

[1]: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:embedded_rails

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