User talk:SelfishSeahorse

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Sidewalks

This discussion originally begun on User talk:Mateusz Konieczny#Named sidewalks.

Hi! I'm sorry, I did revert your edit on the Sidewalks page. As has been discussed on the mailing list, naming sidewalks isn't bad tagging - on the contrary: sidewalks are part of the road, like two ore more separated lanes, which are also named each. Without name, there is no reference to the road, but this reference is necessary for voice guidance in routing apps. Cheers --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 19:02, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Can you link the mailing list discussion? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 21:22, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
There were many discussions about sidewalks - one started here. By the way, 23,116 uses of footway=sidewalk + name=* isn't 'not used'. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 22:47, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
I looked through multiple posts and I see no consensus about name tagging. Can you give a better link? Also, only less than 1 in 25 sidewalks has name tagged (see https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/footway=sidewalk#combinations ) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 23:08, 7 November 2017 (UTC)
There isn't a gerneral consensus to name sidewalks, as there isn't a consensus to map separate sidewalks. However, as far as I can rembember, among those that prefer to map sidewalks separately and care about pedestrian routing, there is a consens that a reference to the carriageway is needed - either using a relation or adding the name tag to the sidewalk. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 08:21, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Drolbr mdv has added another link to the mailing list to the wiki page (that one I couldn't find). --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 18:52, 9 November 2017 (UTC)