I started mapping out a local municipality trail system which makes use of man-made trails, streams, walkways and roads.

My questions is about the part of the trails that follow a road way; should the tags be updated on the road to include a trail? or where there is an actual sidewalk should another path be created?

asked 30 May '11, 02:01

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The best way to include roads is to create a route relation that includes the roads where they are part of the trail system.

There is no need to add tags to the roadway to reflect that it can be part of the trail system.

For actual sidewalks, there are 2 choices:

  1. Add sidewalk = both / left / right to the roadway
  2. For more accurate routing step-by-step routing details, sidewalks can be drawn as a separate way
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answered 30 May '11, 11:26

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(01 Jun '11, 03:10) Paul Johnson

Thank you, that helps muchly!

(02 Jun '11, 03:25) SperoShiroPetto
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