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Available languages — Tag:highway=crossing
Public-images-osm logo.svg highway = crossing
Zebra-crossing sm.jpg
Pedestrians can cross a street here - e.g. zebra crossing
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
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.


Shows up in OSM2World and in OSM France.

Currently it is rendered as a yellow dot on OpenCycleMap.

It also is displayed in the JOSM Editor


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