[OSM-talk] Sidewalks

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 10:33:03 UTC 2015

On Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Roland Olbricht <olbricht at mentzdv.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
> our current pedestrian routers often don't give street names, but instead
> only instructions like "look for the line on the map".

> To improve that I would like to encourage mappers to give separately mapped
> footways their proper name instead of leaving them without name.

Why do that instead of just adding a single tag to the road?

> Keep separation rules as already established:

Can you explain the benefit of this vs a single tag on the way such as
sidewalk=yes or sidewalk={left|right}?

- Serge

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