To notate pedestrian overpasses, I've been copying an example I found somewhere in the map for Mexico City: Steps on each side of the bridge, and a Footpath of type Bridge for the overpass itself.

In my town they have been installing ramps for wheelchairs/bikes in addition to steps in overpasses, and I'm wondering how to notate those. Should I use another footpath with the wheelchair tag on it?

Finally, I guess I actually need to connect the Steps and the ramps to the actual sidewalk. But if the sidewalk is just a flag on the road itself - should I just connect the steps/ramps to the road line?

Thanks in advance.

asked 17 May '13, 00:57

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These are two questions (at least):).

  1. Yes map the ramp path and give it highway=footway, wheelchair=yes or if it is ONLY for wheelchairs highway=path, wheelchair=designated, foot=no, horse=no, bicycle=no
  2. Yes in the case described you just connect to the road line (or you can add footways along the road if you know where is it).

It is also useful to tag the incline, to specify which way the ramp goes. At least incline=up or incline=down (relative to the direction of the way). Or if you are able to measure the steepness, you can tag that as a percentage or angle. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:incline

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answered 17 May '13, 01:15

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edited 28 May '13, 12:09

Thank you so much! Makes perfect sense.

(17 May '13, 02:04) Federico Men...

Why highway=path if it is ONLY for wheelchairs? path allows foot, bicycles and horses according to the default access restrictions.

(17 May '13, 10:41) scai ♦
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It is also useful to tag the incline, to specify which way the ramp goes. At least incline=up or incline=down (relative to the direction of the way). Or if you are able to measure the steepness, you can tag that as a percentage or angle. See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:incline

(17 May '13, 19:37) Vclaw

@scai - for me the hightway=path is the most neutral nonvehicle type of way, where individual access tags can be added. I do not see an alternative if it is only for wheelchairs - for example higway=footway, foot=no does not make much sense :) ... I have edited my answer to say foot=no to be more precise, this is true.

(28 May '13, 12:08) gorn

Hi Federico, here’s another example, http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=52.04074&lon=5.079667&zoom=18&layers=M an access ramp wich looks like a large corkscrew with separated stairways. A pedestrian is allowed to 'take' a wheelchair, buggy or even a bicycle along to cross the Railway line.

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answered 17 May '13, 10:31

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The surface of that bridge is really loose gravel? I highly doubt it. If there is split rolled into the top of asphalt, then you should use surface=asphalt

(17 May '13, 16:33) cartinus

Since there's no tag for acrylaatrasin with siliconcarbide or simply rasin with korund, I choose gravel. It should be possible to add a new tag for these kind a surfaces, isnt it ? But until that gravel comes awsome close enough.

(17 May '13, 21:52) Hendrikklaas
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Actually gravel is considered among the "unpaved" category by most users, because it describes loose gravel. If you don't have a completely accurate tag, but something is definitely paved, you are far better of to just tag it surface=paved.

What you should NEVER do, is using a tag that means something else entirely.

(18 May '13, 00:40) cartinus
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@Hendrikklaas If your surface is not among your editor's presets you can either choose between the categories paved/unpaved or specify the surface as close as possible by using a custom value. There is no option between those two.

(18 May '13, 09:06) scai ♦
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