[Tagging] automated edits seem to remove crossing=zebra drastically

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 20:56:10 UTC 2020

On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 at 19:29, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:

> In Nederland, the zebra is a very clear and specific type of crossing with
> legal rules including yield to pedestrians walking on or even toward the
> zebra.

I think we may end up having to make a distinction between the pattern
of the markings and what those markings signify.

In the UK the pedestrian has priority when they step on the crossing.
In most of Europe pedestrians have priority when they one the curb
about to step onto the crossing.  There may be other countries where
a crossing has zebra markings but pedestrians do not have

In the US zebra markings are the most common way of marking
crosswalks but other markings are also used.  If I read things
right, all US states give pedestrians priority when they
enter a crosswalk, however marked.  The US also has several
variants of the zebra.  Some states give pedestrians priority
if they enter unmarked crosswalks.

Maybe "zebra crossing" should be a region-specific editor
preset and generates a tag(s) indicating priority of the pedestrian
and under what circumstances: "crossing, indicated by surface
markings, pedestrian has priority after stepping onto the
crossing" with "surface markings are straight zebra."  Something
like that.

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