[OSM-talk] Mozambique's living streets

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Sun Dec 11 09:46:52 UTC 2016

On 11.12.16 01:15, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote:
> On 12/10/2016 08:47 PM, john whelan wrote:
>> I just did a search on part of Mozambique and came across more than 
>> 500 highway=living_street.
>> I always understood them to be a European concept highway with signs 
>> on the street and a very low max speed.  I wouldn't have expected to 
>> see so many clustered together in Mozambique.
>> Idle curiosity are they a legal entity in Mozambique and other parts 
>> of Africa?
> A while ago 
> (https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-fr/2013-August/061580.html) 
> I started a thread about usage of highway=living_street in Africa. The 
> resulting consensus was that, while unpaved residential streets in 
> Africa are living streets in practice, they are not legally classified 
> that way - and therefore the correct tagging is highway=residential... 
> But participants in the thread were mostly experienced with 
> French-speaking Africa - so I cannot rule out the existence of a 
> living street legal classification in other locales.
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Another possibility is a combination:

highway=service plus service=alley


for example here: 

These are not really residential streets like in a city, which are a 
shown on the map with strong lines.

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