[Tagging] How to tag oneway restriction applying to pedestrians?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 20:17:12 UTC 2020

oneway=yes|no needs indeed be applicable to vehicles only, for very
practical reasons: otherwise we would have a massive problem with all
one-way streets without separately mapped sidewalks.

On Thu, 9 Jan 2020, 02:16 Jarek PiĆ³rkowski, <jarek at piorkowski.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Jan 2020 at 16:33, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
> wrote:
> > Although unusual, oneway on pedestrian highways (path, footway, track) is
> > possible in some places.
> >
> > Cases of oneway pedestrian traffic includes some hiking trails, border
> crossing,
> > exit-only passages and more.
> >
> > How to tag this?
> Would just like to note that oneway=yes is established on
> highway=steps (usually with conveying=yes, i.e., an escalator) to the
> point where a major data consumer openstreetmap-carto supports it,
> e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/367618960
> Arguably escalators are a special case since unlike most footways
> there is a mechanical component to them. However I would still be
> interested in seeing any tagging for footways maintain at least some
> consistency with it.
> If this is hugely problematic for data consumers I would not be
> opposed to tagging like highway=footway + foot:backward=no, with
> oneway=yes allowed as optional for human readability.
> --Jarek
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