[Tagging] Do we map pedestrian crossings twice?

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jun 10 15:40:33 UTC 2020


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 9:03 PM Jack Armstrong <jacknstacy at sprynet.com>
wrote:

> Users have been adding pedestrian crossing tags on ways in addition to the
> street connecting nodes. In effect, a single pedestrian crossing is tagged
> twice. To me, this would seem contrary not only to the OSM wiki page,
> “Tag:highway=crossing”, but also contrary to, “One feature, one OSM
> element”.
>
Looks like two double carriageway roads.  Effectively two crosswalks for
each road thanks to the roadway going each way.  So, 8 crossings is correct
in this case.  Granted, bad design from a safety perspective, but that's
not on us, that's on whatever engineer thought that was a good idea.
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