Proposed features/residential narrow

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Currently closest way for mapping narrow residential roads is to use tag width=* in combination with highway=residential tag.

residential_narrow
Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: Mk67
Tagging: highway=residential_narrow
Applies to: way
Definition: Proposal feature for replacement of highway=residential but for narrowed residential roads or old cities streets not larger than 3 meters
Rendered as: Same as highway=service but with half dark green borders, could be light green in JOSM with thin line
Drafted on: 2009-04-18

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Summary

highway=residential_narrow is feature for replacement of highway=residential but for narrowed residential roads or old cities streets not larger than 3 meters maybe less (2.5M ?). For render and usage, it will be base on the highway=service tag or a little bit larger. For best comprehension in old or medieval cities the option old=yes will be add. This option is on an other proposal topic because the render is different.

Reasoning

highway=residential is a nice tag, but badly, it's really applicable on "recent" ways in residential area only. In old style place there is still narrowed streets and roads. Sure, I think about my own place, Reunion Island, but it's not the only place in that case and very old cities are currently in the same problem: it's too much confusing the maps users and in some case, totally unreadable in average map viewing.

Don't confuse your-self, in any case it is about replace the highway=residential tag, but create a new one more accessible to any users.

How to Map

ElementWay.png Mapping is very simple, residential_narrow ways are the same as highway=service tag. old=yes tag is add if considering an old city narrowed street.

Could be light green in JOSM with thin line.

Example & Description

Same width as highway=service roads.

Exemple-narrow.png

Road border will be draw in half dark green.

Alternate Name Suggestions?

  • highway=residential/tertiary/unclassified and narrow=yes
  • highway=residential and width=narrow --Kolen 07:12, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Comments

Please use the talk:Proposed_features/residential_narrow for discussion. For discussion about "old=yes" see talk:Proposed_features/residential_narrow/old.

See also