[OSM-talk] Residential road on a hill

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 7 19:23:41 BST 2009

Three ways, middle one is highway=residential+footway=no, explicit links
between the ways where there is a connection (highway=steps). I don't think
footway=yes|no is properly documented, but it is referred to in a few
places, and I haven't come across an alternative tagging for it.


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Arlindo Pereira <nighto at nighto.net> wrote:

> Hi there,
> there's a residential road on a hill near my house (this one:
> http://osm.org/go/OVc0itC2c- ) that doesn't go from bottom to the top of
> it, but runs in a longitudinal way. The thing it that it's sidewalks are not
> in the same level. It's more or less like this:
> ___
>    |_______
>            |___
>  a     b     c
> Where b is the road itself and a and c are it's sidewalks. Those | (the
> height difference from the road itself and the sidewalks) vary from 1 to 4
> meters aproximately. Every 20 meter or so, there are some steps so that
> people can go from a or c to b and cross the street.
> How would you map this? Three lines, highway=residential and
> highway=footway (or pedestrian?) with it's steps? If so, how would you
> express that this highway=residential has no sidewalks? How would you
> express that a is higher than b that is higher than c? I'm aware that
> level=* is used when things cross, that doesn't seem to be the case.
> Cheers,
> --
> Arlindo Saraiva Pereira Jr.
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