Tag:highway=crossing

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Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = crossing
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
Description
Pedestrian crossing
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Wikidata-logo.svgQ8010
Status: In use

Pedestrians can cross a street here; e.g., zebra crossing. They are also called crosswalks in American English.

How to map

To map a pedestrian crossing, place a node Node within the way representing the road, and set this highway=crossing tag on the node (not on the way). It's a good idea to further classify the crossing with the tag crossing=* which more accurately describes specific types of pedestrian crossings. More combination tags are described on the Key:crossing page.

footway=crossing and cycleway=crossing are sometimes used on ways which lead from a sidewalk to the crossing node (The node which has this highway=crossing tag)

Similar tags

railway=crossing used where a footway, railway=level_crossing where a road crosses a railway.

Rendering

Routing

Used by OsmAnd, a routing software, to signal and alert.