| highway = residential
|Road in a residential area|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is used for roads accessing or around residential areas but which are not a classified or unclassified highway.
This is a useful guideline if you are not sure whether to use "residential" or "unclassified" for streets in towns:
- residential – street or road generally used only by people that live on that road or roads that branch off it.
- unclassified – Unclassified roads typically form the lowest form of the interconnecting grid network (below highway=tertiary roads). (See also highway=unclassified.)
- highway=living_street - a street where pedestrians have priority over cars, children can play on the street, maximum speed is low.
How to map
|a simple residential way.||a way with
United States – TIGER data import
The large scale TIGER data input of United States street data appears to have overused the highway=residential tag. A significant proportion of these roads could be tagged as unclassified under the guideline mentioned above.