[talk-au] Sidewalks in Australia

Stéphane Guillou stephane.guillou at member.fsf.org
Wed Aug 11 06:25:57 UTC 2021

Hi Tom

I'll also add my voice here, as I've been working on "sidewalks" in my 
area as well: I agree with your summary.

I try to add sidewalks for precise pedestrian routing (with safe 
crossing) and improved routing for wheelchair users (adding curb tags) 
and visually impaired users (adding tactile paving tags). I follow 
pretty much exactly what you listed at the moment, although I realised I 
can improve my practice by using the more precise sidewalk:xxx=separate 
on the roads (rather than just sidewalk=separate).

You can see my progress in the West End / Kurilpa area: 

A good place to test pedestrian or wheelchair routing is 
OpenRouteService: https://maps.openrouteservice.org


On 11/8/21 2:07 pm, Tom Brennan wrote:
> Thanks for the feedback.
> Just to summarise my reading of the replies, it sounds like there is:
> 1. a preference for separately mapped sidewalks (highway=footway + 
> footway=sidewalk)
> 2. no harm in also adding tags to the road (sidewalk:both=separate, or 
> sidewalk:left=separate / sidewalk:right=separate) as appropriate
> I won't necessarily be adding things, but I'll fix up any sidewalk 
> problems with this in mind.
> > I've probably passed you without realising then.
> Most likely! I'm out and about almost every day!
> cheers
> Tom
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