Tag:highway=steps

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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = steps
Steps.jpg
Description
For flights of steps on footways.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodes
may be used on ways
should not be used on areas
should not be used on relations
Useful combination
Implies
See also
Status: De facto

For flights of steps on footways.

How to map

ElementWay.png

To map steps nothing else than a simple way (Way) is required. Add the highway=steps tag to it.

Discussion whether the direction of the way should point up- or downhill is so far been inconclusive. It's possible to tag this explicitly using incline=up or incline=down. (A previously suggested alternative method has been to use direction=up or direction=down, which are equivalent to the incline tags. This method is less common and a "direction" key is used for several other purposes.)

Add a name=* if the steps have a special name.

Extended usage

highway=steps conveying=yes/forward/backward/reversible incline=up/down/[-]<number>%

highway=steps step_count=NumberOfSteps

highway=steps width=WidthInMeters

tactile_paving=yes/(no)/incorrect if there is a paving on both ends of the steps that can be found with a blind person's stick.

highway=steps handrail=yes/(no)

  • There is the possibility to tag staircases as a node, but the discussion is still on it. (For more please see the discussions tab above)

See also

Examples

Picture/description Tags Mapnik Osmarender
Steps.jpg

highway=steps

ramp=no
step_count=*
handrail:left=yes
handrail:right=yes

Mapnik steps.png Osmarender steps.png
Stairs with ramp.jpg

highway=steps

ramp=yes
wheelchair=no
ramp:stroller=yes
ramp:bicycle=yes
handrail=yes

Mapnik steps.png Osmarender steps.png


See Bremen for reference.

Related terms: <steps> <stair> <staircase> <stairway>