[talk-au] Sidewalks in Australia

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Tue Aug 10 03:47:40 UTC 2021

My personal preference is to map sidewalks separately like Graeme described below, plus:


sidewalk:left=separate and/or sidewalk:right =separate on the road

street relation with sidewalks added using “sidewalk” role


I’m also mapping driveways and the intersections between driveways and sidewalks, that way the sidewalks have a high level of connectivity with the road.


From: Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 13:23
To: Tom Brennan <website at ozultimate.com>
Cc: OSM Australian Talk List <talk-au at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [talk-au] Sidewalks in Australia



On Tue, 10 Aug 2021 at 13:00, Tom Brennan <website at ozultimate.com <mailto:website at ozultimate.com> > wrote:

I'm not much of a fan of separately mapped sidewalks, because there tend 
to be an infinite number of places you can walk/cross etc, and any 
mapping fails to capture this. But I'm not too concerned with opening a 
debate if it's already been prosecuted! Just with what the Australian 
"standard" is.


G'day Tom


I don't think there is one, either in Australia, or Internationally!


I must admit to preferring highway=footway, tracing the line of the visible footpath on imagery, & only adding crossings at recognised crossing points, where a ramp has been provided down over the gutter.






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