[Talk-us] greenways tagging

Bryan Housel bryan at 7thposition.com
Fri Mar 24 00:53:00 UTC 2017

I agree that that Tiffany Avenue is just a normal street, not a “living street”.  Our driver even drove it a few times and you can see it pretty clearly on Mapillary.
https://www.mapillary.com/app/?pKey=Tt-musXAKC5Qpuo7OAjyQA&focus=photo&lat=37.74456457237605&lng=-122.42159001944155&z=19.941223418815095 <https://www.mapillary.com/app/?pKey=Tt-musXAKC5Qpuo7OAjyQA&focus=photo&lat=37.74456457237605&lng=-122.42159001944155&z=19.941223418815095>

I have used the living street tag once in the USA, and that is for this street which is completely blocked by gates except for a side way in that locals know.  I’m sure there are other similar situations around the USA, but they are indeed rare.
http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/11616350#map=18/40.73246/-74.24675 <http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/11616350#map=18/40.73246/-74.24675>

There is an interesting story behind it:  http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/06/nyregion/plan-for-gates-call-for-pickets-bordering-newark-maplewood-finds-proposal-causes.html <http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/06/nyregion/plan-for-gates-call-for-pickets-bordering-newark-maplewood-finds-proposal-causes.html>

(sorry, no Mapillary for this one - I should drive over there with cameras sometime!)


> On Mar 23, 2017, at 8:26 PM, Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> wrote:
> I wanted to give a wider audience to this changeset discussion:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/46967476 <http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/46967476>
> Some Mapzen folks have been changing highway=residential to highway=living_street for routes that are designated as "Greenways."  There's a related blog post too:
> https://mapzen.com/blog/bike-poll/ <https://mapzen.com/blog/bike-poll/>
> I haven't really seen any roads in the USA that would be similar in nature to the living street designation found throughout Europe where kids are allowed to play in the street because the cars are required to go walking speed.
> --Peter
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