[Tagging] kerb=regular vs. raised

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 01:53:29 UTC 2020

On 31/7/20 12:42 am, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> In Indonesia, Costa Rica, Peru and Mexico, it is common to find 30cm 
> kerbs in older neighborhoods. In Nicaragua there were some that were 
> at least 45 cm high, in Leon or Granada.
> Tropical countries with heavy rainfall often do this to avoid flooding.

Also occurs near desert areas as they get 5 years rain fall in a day or 

Broken Hill has regular (normal, expected) curb heights of 25 cm, where 
as Sydney has 15 cm .. not only are these in the same country but also 
in the same state.

The word 'regular' is a poor choice for this tagging.

What is being tagged is the wheelchair/stroller/wheelbarrow 
accessibility of the curb. That is what should be implied by the tagging 

Much easier to tag the numerical height of the curb as this avoids the 
confusion of words, particularly with different languages, cultures and 

> On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 7:02 AM Martin Koppenhoefer 
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Am Do., 30. Juli 2020 um 10:13 Uhr schrieb Philip Barnes
>     <phil at trigpoint.me.uk <mailto:phil at trigpoint.me.uk>>:
>         when reading the term raised kerb I’d rather think about
>         something like 25-40cm, while 4 cm surely wouldn’t be
>         considered “raised”
>         At that height even a fit able bodied person would need to
>         think about crossing them.
>     that's why it could be interesting to tag it. If we had a
>     hierarchy lowered, regular, raised, it would make sense.
>         In built up areas typical raised kerbs are upto 15cm, being a
>         sad geek I have just measured the kerb outside, 12cm which is
>         certainly in my experience normal.
>     ok, then make it regular: 3<regular<=15 and raised>15
>     Cheers
>     Martin
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