[Tagging] Problems in the English wiki page Highway=footway

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 18 10:49:10 UTC 2021


On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 at 05:33, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just noticed a few strange things in the wiki page Highway=footway
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dfootway>
>
> In the first example:
> " foot=designated (designed to footway)"
> which has two defects:
>
>    - "designated" does not mean "designed for"
>    - foot=designated on highway=footway is redundant (compare with the
>    statement in the side box "implies foot=designated"
>
> Implied yes, but not harmful to add it. I think it's safe to remove it
from this example.


> In the second example
>
>    - foot=yes is redundant
>
> Yes, while not harmful, I think it's fine to remove this.

>
>    - cycleway=* is not the correct (tagging of a combined foot-cycleways
>    is done differently)
>
> In the third example
>
>    - ...
>    - footway=crossing on way (C) is missing
>
>  I think it's safe to add that given how footway=crossing is used and
documented.

>
>    - the kerb (C2) does not go on the shared node of sidewalk and
>    crossing footway, but only on the crossing footway
>
> Agreed.

In general:
>
>    - the language is bump
>    - the illustrations could be bigger
>
> It's a wiki, feel free to improve the readability.
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