Proposed features/Traffic island
|Definition:||A traffic island is a small area that separates highways and pedestrians allowed to walk here.|
- But by the definition above, a traffic island is not a highway.
- It ought to be combined with crossings tagged as specifications of footways and cycleways instead of being marked as nodes.
Up to now it is possible to tag a traffic island as a puzzle of landuse=grass and highway=footway areas, but many traffic islands also comprise paved areas that are not traffic space, and waiting positions for cyclists on a traffic island are neighter a footway, nor a bikebox that could be tagged as highway=asl.
- Consider mapping highways as separate way per traffic direction.
- It is possible that footways, cycleways, or road lanes go across a traffic island.
- Traffic islands have different types of kerbs. They might be passable for wheelchair users or not, and they might be high enough to be detected by a blind person with a white cane or not.
- Traffic islands might have different surfaces.
- Traffic islands might have poles of traffic lights on them, button operated or not.
- Traffic islands can be passable for pedestrians or not. They can be middle rest of a zebra crossing, an uncontrolled crossing, a tucan crossing...
Examples with images
The setting of the third photo (53.071303 N|8.801245 E) may be mapped as follows:
- two highway=traffic_island.
- three highway=footway + crossing=traffic_signals each.
- one highway=cycleway + crossing=traffic_signals + oneway=yes + kerb:height=*.