[Talk-GB] Footway to Sidewalk?

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Tue Aug 21 13:34:56 BST 2012

On 20 Aug 2012, at 13:30, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> Have just spotted this changeset, which has globally changed footway
> tags to sidewalk, the area covers the UK.
> Any thoughts, to me sidewalk is one of those American words that should
> not find its way into English.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/12795153

The use of the word sidewalk has been used as it internationally will cause the least confusion. The word footway in a way has already been used, thus reusing it may cause confusion, and has different meaning in parts of the industry.

The following map shows where the sidewalk data have been added to OSM: 


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