[OSM-talk] Pedestrian crossings and barriers

Alex S. maps at swavely.com
Wed Aug 1 23:01:33 BST 2007

Andy Allan wrote:
> Since we don't mark in pavements (sidewalks), I've found some crossing
> hard to mark. It's all right to mark in a footbridge (as a footway on
> layer=1, with steps) - but when there's no pavements, what do we
> connect the paths to? A simple tag on a node helps do things like this
> quickly, and that's better than it not being marked at all.

Even with no path on either end, marking out a foot/cycle bridge over a 
roadway makes sense, as it's something readily identifiable by drivers 
as a landmark.

I know of footbridges over roadways that don't really connect to 
anything on either side - a couple that end in a parking lot, for example.

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