[Tagging] Continuous Sidewalk or Cycleway

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 10:35:55 UTC 2020

highway=give_way would not map the situation, just the priority. Maybe it's
just me, but I think highway=give_way is an unclear tag. Who gives way to
who, in what direction?

I think it is better to tag it as a type of crossing. Can be rendered, can
be routed.

Best, Peter Elderson

Op vr 24 jan. 2020 om 11:03 schreef Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com>:

> In Nederland, if traffic has to cross a sidewalk to get onto a road, it
>> must give way to all other traffic when leaving the sidewalk. In effect,
>> this cancels the priority to the right. rule.That makes it different from a
>> zebra crossing, which does give priority to pedestrians, but does not
>> cancel other priority rules.
> This means in effect that here is a "give-way"  situation, just no sign.
> Map it as highway=give_way.
> The wiki states " The highway
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>=give_way tag is used to
> map points at which a traffic sign or marking instructs traffic travelling
> ..."
> you have some kind of marking in the form of the crossing sidewalk.
> The only problem is that you may have to put a lot of these nodes on the
> map.
> In that context a question (my ignorance): are there any routers that take
> into account how often you have to give way (wait) when selecting the best
> route?
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