[OSM-talk] Mozambique's living streets
jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 17:10:30 UTC 2016
In Lichinga, Niassa, Mozambique
practically every street is labeled highway=living_street including many
that look quite wide to me. In other parts of the city the same type of
street when viewed in Bing is labeled residential.
I'm not talking narrow alleyways here.
On 11 December 2016 at 11:29, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> 2016-12-11 11:55 GMT+01:00 Tobias Zwick <osm at westnordost.de>:
>> These kinds of streets are not only common in old town centers in Europe
>> but can be found in any place in the world that hadn't been built with
>> cars in mind, in shanty towns and also in modern (non-shanty) towns -
>> especially in Asia.
>> Now, the alley tag mentioned is problematic because there is no clear
>> definition what may still count as an alley and what should be a
>> residential road already.
> For me it's basically an alley if it's too narrow to be a residential
> street. I'd expect the osm residential streets to be passable with a
> "normal" car plus a pedestrian, otherwise it would be an alley or a path,
> or (if motor vehicles are not permitted), likely a footway or bikepath.
> Also if the turns are too sharp (corners) for a car it would not be a
> residential street. Typically the residential street will have width for 2
> cars to pass, plus pedestrians on each side.
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