|refinement tags for highway=footway|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 10|
|Tools for this tag|
footway=* adds optional information to footways. You can use it for separately mapped footways alongside or crossing a road.
|Do not use footway=* on other than highway=footway. Use sidewalk=* on the general street instead.|
|footway||sidewalk||A sidewalk alongside a road, separately mapped with highway=footway|
|footway||crossing||A pedestrian crossing, usually connecting two sidewalks|
Please use sidewalk=* instead to tag a sidewalk as additional information to a road.
footway=crossing and bicycles
Note that by default, footway=sidewalk or footway=crossing will neither be rendered, nor taken for autorouting for any other mean of transport but pedestrian. All ways that connect to the sidewalk(s), should therefore also connect to the main street (also highway=footway and highway=path). If you don't connect them to the main street, then add bicycle=dismount to indicate that autorouters for cyclists have to consider this way (and tell the cyclist to push their bike). Note that for a non sidewalk highway=footway & bicycle=no way, autorouters will assume that pushing your bicycle is possible - if then there is no connection to the next street, you break that.