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

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

Madryn's gravatar image

accept rate: 13%

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.

permanent link

answered 04 Jan '12, 12:57

Pieren's gravatar image

accept rate: 15%

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.

permanent link

answered 04 Jan '12, 09:59

NicolasDumoulin's gravatar image

accept rate: 13%

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: 03 Jan '12, 22:30

question was seen: 4,823 times

last updated: 04 Jan '12, 12:57

powered by OSQA