Why not ask your question on the new OpenStreetMap Community Forum?

I have been asked about tagging UK footpaths that are considered child safe. That is they do not involve walking in road, have street lighting etc. Are there any footpath tagging standards in this area? Potentially most UK education authorities would use this feature to tag all safe routes to schools within catchment areas.

asked 25 Feb '14, 16:51

maynardr's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

There are already tags for footways, sidewalks, street lighting, crossings, maxspeeds, highway classes and many more. Don't they suffice for determining if a street can be considered child-safe or do you miss something?

permanent link

answered 25 Feb '14, 18:23

scai's gravatar image

scai ♦
accept rate: 23%

edited 22 Mar '14, 12:04

SomeoneElse's gravatar image

SomeoneElse ♦


Indeed, "child-safeness" should be implicit, not explicit. If it was explicitly tagged it could become quite subjective.

(25 Feb '14, 21:42) jgpacker
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 25 Feb '14, 16:51

question was seen: 1,982 times

last updated: 22 Mar '14, 12:04

powered by OSQA