It sometimes happens that an urban footpath runs alongside a road for a short distance, providing a link between the path and the road that is not at any single point.

I have mapped these links by creating a short linking footpath at one or more points, so that a routing engine will know that it is possible to walk from the path to the road. An example of that type of path.

Is there a better way of showing such links?

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That's exactly what I would do in such circumstances.

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answered 18 Aug '13, 13:37

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For places where the urban footpath is immediately alongside the road you might want to use sidewalk=left/right/both on the road itself as described here.

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answered 17 Aug '13, 10:27

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Thanks for your suggestion. I can see that it would work, but it does not quite seem to show the continuous nature of the footpath, given that in urban areas, 'sidewalk=both' is normally the default assumption. Also, the continuity of the path would become a more important map feature if the path were shared with cyclists.

(18 Aug '13, 13:26) Madryn

You can maybe make the part of the footpath that is next to the road an area instead of a way, sharing nodes from the actual road. Then add the footpath tags to the area.

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