| +/- highway=footway
For designated footpaths, i.e. mainly/exclusively for pedestrians.
Use the highway=footway tag for mapping minor paths used mainly or exclusively by pedestrians.
For wider pedestrianised streets, typically lined with shops or commercial buildings use highway=pedestrian. For paths used by a variety of non-motorised traffic highway=path may be better and for ones primarily used by cyclists consider highway=cycleway (although where a route is primarily available for pedestrians but is also usable by bicycles you can use highway=footway and bicycle=yes). For rough routes that can be used with a motorised vehicle consider highway=track. For tracks and gravel paths which are not designated can be captured with highway=path + access=*-Tags and classified with sac_scale=* and trail_visibility=*.
For sidewalks that run on one or both sides a road (known as pavements or confusingly 'footways' in the UK) either add sidewalk=left/right/both/separate to the feature describing to road or where the sidewalk is nor simply running parallel to the carriageway then describe it using highway=footway - see below for details.
How to map
- Path controversy gives explanation how this is different from / similar to highway=path
- UK public rights of way
Related terms: <footway>