Proposed features/Narrows

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The Feature Page for the approved proposal narrow is located at Key:narrow.

Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Gerv
Tagging: narrow=yes
Applies to: way
Definition: A stretch of a way significantly narrower than the prevailing width
Rendered as: Thinner line
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2008-02-03
RFC start:
Vote start: 2008-03-05
Vote end: 2008-07-12


Sometimes, waterways get narrower for a brief period of time, such as "under" a long-removed bridge. It's useful, when reading a map, to know that this is coming. It's also a handy navigational aid.




Temporary narrowing of blue line


  • This could also be useful for parts of roads that narrow. --Dankarran
  • and longer bits of Canals that narrow such as "The Narrows" on the Staffs & Worcs. Canal near Autherley Junction

--User:Big John

  • In which case, we probably want to use non-waterway-specific terminology, and just say "narrow=yes". I don't think this stomps on the "maxwidth" tag, because it's relative rather than absolute, and a lot of the time it's all that a map needs to render. So I've tweaked the proposal to say this. Gerv 09:45, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


  • I approve this proposal -- Gerv 19:16, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal.--Walley 18:55, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal. --Florianschmitt 21:08, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal. --PaulHurleyUK 18:53, 9 April 2008 (BST)
  • I approve this proposal. --Sergionaranja 21:38, 30 April 2008
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Krauti 22:00, 24 June 2008 (UTC)