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How do I map an elevated (around 7m tall) crossing above a motorway for pedestrians, bicycles?

I didn't find this info in the wiki, so I created a temporary mix of tags:

  • highway=crossing
  • wheelchair=yes
  • bicycle=yes
  • layer=1

Also, should I map the ramp to the crossing? (it's relatively long). What about if the elevated crossing uses an elevator for wheelchair access?

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asked 19 Jan '14, 00:32

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edited 19 Jan '14, 18:28

An elevated crossing? This sounds like a bridge (example)?! the ramp could simply be tagged as having an incline (a simple up or down is better than nothing but measured percent would be great, example).

For mapping the elevator you could see Tag:highway=elevator in the wiki.

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answered 19 Jan '14, 02:23

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edited 19 Jan '14, 14:45


Also note it should be tagged as highway=cycleway or highway=footway or highway=path (as well as the bridge and layer tags), not highway=crossing.

The tag highway=crossing is only for crossings on the same level as the road, and should only be used on nodes.

(19 Jan '14, 15:30) Vclaw

Yes, sure - as in my examples. Thanks for pointing this out.

(19 Jan '14, 16:07) aseerel4c26 ♦

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