|Additional tags for highway=footway|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 14|
|Tools for this tag|
Extensions for highway=footway Use it to map sidewalks alongside or crossing a road. In UK these separate ways are called footways, too. In particular, this tag (combined with name=*) allows to discrimnate between way associated with a parallel driveway (to constitute the street) and ways that incidentally are parallel to a street.
Please map the sidewalk as tag on the road representation (see sidewalk=*) if the sidewalk is just attached with a curb and not a separated way.
|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.