Where I'm travelling, it's quite common to have pedestrian crossings over a river with low tech cable cars. Take two steel cables, make a wooden cart and hang them underneath. These are usually tagged as cable cars, like here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/333694395

However, since this tag is usually used for quite a different kind of structure (see the wiki) it might give people the wrong impression, and get rendered on low zoomlevels or a dedicated skiing map.

Any suggestions for a better tag?

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asked 11 Apr '15, 20:16

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While cable car is technically correct, using the value is clearly a bit misleading, alternatively you could simply use the generic aerialway=yes, or propose, or simply use a more appropriate value.

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answered 15 Apr '15, 09:46

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The mapping could also be supported with additional tags to describe it's state or quality.

(15 Apr '15, 13:16) LivingWithDr...
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