How should I decide whether to map a pedestrian way in a housing estate as a footpath or as a pedestrian street? The examples that I have in mind are areas where houses have their front doors facing on to a pedestrian area (grass with asphalt paths), with separate road access to the rear of the houses.

asked 03 Jan '12, 22:30

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The reply is in the title. If you consider the pedestrian way as "The Street" , then I would suggest "highway=pedestrian" + "name=name_of_the_street" (adding "bicycle=yes|no" can clarify the public access for bikers crossing the area). The road access in rear side is tagged with "highway=service" + "service=driveway|alley".
Keep "highway=footway" or "higway=path" for minor paths.

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answered 04 Jan '12, 12:57

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Reading your description, I don't think that highway=pedestrian would be appropriated. Pedestrian area is generally for wide area in urban area. I will recommand highway=path or highway=footway if bicycles are forbidden.

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answered 04 Jan '12, 09:59

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