[OSM-talk] Sidewalk symmetry

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Apr 25 06:18:36 UTC 2018

25. Apr 2018 07:01 by marc.gemis at gmail.com <mailto:marc.gemis at gmail.com>:

> 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 ?

What is preferable depends on what kind of processing and results one wants and also on mapping priorities.

I guess that people mapping and processing cycleways do it in way that tends to prefer mapping as a separate way unlike footways where some want sidewalk tag, some want footway lines.
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