[Talk-GB] Tagging "Shared space" roads (Preston City Centre)

Michael Booth boothym at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 15:58:37 UTC 2017

One of the first edits I did in OSM was to change my local high street 
to a tertiary road from a living_street. I think I noticed it because 
it's rendered different by osm-carto and some routers wouldn't use the 
road for directions.

It's a 20mph two lane road, except with three traffic calming tables 
(one of which is a pelican crossing), and some larger pavements after 
improvement works reclaimed some parking spaces - so not somewhere like 
a "home zone".

I read about the "shared space" scheme in Poynton, which seemed to be 
about narrowing/redesigning the roads to reduce speeds, and allowing 
pedestrians to cross almost anyway. However I think it's marked wrongly 
as a living_street in OSM: 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/19753268/history - funnily enough also 
by Pete Owens...

On 01/10/2017 14:12, Adam Snape wrote:
> Hi,
> Over the past couple of years Fishergate, the high street in Preston, 
> and some surrounding streets have been redeveloped and these highways 
> are now designated as 'shared space' 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_space
> Following redeveleopment these were mapped as "highway=living_street". 
> Earlier this year fellow mapper 'lakedistrict' left a note saying that 
> this seemed incorrect as this wasn't a residential scheme, I agreed 
> and changed the roads to unclassified highways (+ 1 tertiary), adding 
> traffic calming, surface and access tags as appropriate. These roads 
> have recently been changed back to highway-=living_street by another 
> mapper 'Pete Owens' https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/52072635
> To move things forward I would like others' opinions about how we 
> should map such shared space schemes Are we happy to broaden the 
> definition of living_street to include them or are they better mapped 
> as ordinary streets with additional tags? Another potential option 
> which I toyed with was mapping them as highway=pedestrian, adding 
> access tags (bicycles are permitted, motor vehicle access varies 
> across the area from 24/7 thoroughfares, to time 
> conditional/destination/psv only access).
> I'll draw lakedistrict and Pete Owens' attentions to this email so 
> that they can contribute to the discussion.
> Kind regards,
> Adam (ACS1986)
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