[Tagging] kerb=regular vs. raised

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 20:18:25 UTC 2020

Problem: what is "regular" ?
(and hence: what is "raised" and "lowered" ?)

See for example:

On Wed, 29 Jul 2020 at 20:58, Supaplex <supaplex at riseup.net> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I started mapping detailed sidewalk information in my area, including
> crossing and kerb information. It seems that there is a lack of clarity in
> the differentiation between raised and regular ("normal", neither lowered
> nor raised) kerbs. "kerb=regular" is already in use but is undocumented and
> should be explicitly distinguished from "kerb=raised". There is a relevant
> difference not only for wheelchair users, but also for other mobility
> groups (cargo bikes, strollers, pedestrians with reduced mobility…).
> So I propose adding "kerb=regular" to the tagging list in the wiki as well
> as suitable descriptions for height, use… and an example image. I made a
> suggestion in the wiki (since there has been no reaction so far I post it
> here):
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Key:kerb#kerb.3Dregular_vs._raised_--_add_.22regular.22_example
> Is there a reason not to add this? Otherwise I’ll do that.
> Greets, Alex
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