[Tagging] "width" on streets: Time for a recommendation

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 09:00:52 UTC 2020

Am Do., 17. Sept. 2020 um 02:37 Uhr schrieb Taskar Center <uwtcat at uw.edu>:

> This is yet another example why "sticking" the sidewalks onto the highway
> (as a tag) rather than mapping them as separate ways is appearing to be
> less and less practical.

why should these be mutually exclusive alternatives ("rather than")? The
sidewalk tags on the road are a property of the road that tell if there is
a sidewalk, and on which side. This does not prevent you from mapping the
sidewalk explicitly as highway=footway and footway=sidewalk.

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