[Talk-us] greenways tagging

meased meased3 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 02:33:18 UTC 2017

Every instance of highway=living_street I have come across in the US has
been people mistagging because snazzy European living streets sound so much
cooler (and render so much cooler) that regular old boring
highway=residential, bicycle=designated, sidewalk=both (which these streets
actually are). Being a dead end or a cul-de-sac does not make it a living
street. I agree with you 100%, Peter.

I would support a maproulette challenge to eliminate all of these in the
US, but that's just my $0.02.

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 5:26 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
> 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/
> 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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