[OSM-talk] Sidewalk symmetry

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 05:01:11 UTC 2018

I wonder why those arguments always pop up when we talk about separate
sidewalks and not when we talk about separate cycleways.
AFAIK it is common practice to map cycleways as separate ways in OSM
as soon as there is a kerb.

Don't we encounter the same problems in data processing for cycleways ?


On Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 8:56 PM, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> On 24.04.2018 02:17, Clifford Snow wrote:
>> But if you want
>> someone to use the data, then map it as separate ways.
> That's not the case, and it's a bit frustrating to read this just after
> I wrote a mail explaining this point. To reiterate:
> * With separate ways, we don't know which road section a sidewalk
> belongs to.
> * This knowledge is necessary for many applications.
> For such a fundamental property, "research scientists believe they can
> use the spatial proximity" is not good enough imo. It has to be
> practical to obtain this relationship from OSM data.
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