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

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 14:06:10 UTC 2017

Okay, To summarise the discussion so far. Most respondents thought that
highway=living_street was not the correct tag for shared use. Nobody
explicitly supported this usage. Most seemed to think that there should be
a specific tag for shared use to be used in addition to established tags
such as access, surface etc.
shared_use=yes, traffic_calming=shared_use and highway=shared_use were
suggested as tags, with no-one so far objecting to the simple tag
shared_use=yes initially suggested by Colin Smale.

Does anyone have any further suggestions or object to the use of
shared_use=yes? If it is acceptable I propose to change the roads in
Preston back to their prior highway classification (unclassified and
tertiary) and add the shared_use=yes tag.

Kind regards,


On 4 October 2017 at 09:32, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:

> Matt Ellery wrote:
> > I agree with the idea that living_street isn't appropriate for the
> > town centre roads identified here. I did notice that New Road
> > in Brighton (mentioned in the shared space Wikipedia article)
> > has also been changed to living_street by Pete Owens, although
> > he has added access tags as well.
> Frideswide Square in Oxford too. I've not changed it back until we're sure
> how we'd tag shared space, but agree it should remain highway=primary
> rather
> than =living_street.
> Richard
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