Highway tagging samples/urban
This page shows some real streets and their correct tagging. This is just supposed to be a guide and a help for getting started. Of course you don't have to use tags exactly the way they have been used here.
But please do your tagging according to Editing Standards and Conventions and refer to the highway tag usage for exact road classification. For the latter there might also be a separate page for your country.
Note: highway classification is hard to explain using photos. You need local knowledge about how important each road in highway graph.
|Primary with directions separated by tram line||
|Secondary street with embedded tramrails. The tram lines are tagged separately left and right of the highway (see Trams).||
|Primary with parking lane and separated footway/cycleway|
|Residential street, oneway, with cycleway in opposite direction||
|Minor street on the outskirts of town. Please refer to Highways|
|Residential street, probably in a suburb||
|Residential street, probably in a suburb|
|A path, apparently not for horses|
|The crossing street does not allow trucks (Heavy goods vehicles)||
|This is a 5-lane road, with a center “suicide lane”, where cars can be going in both directions while preparing to turn.
|2.5m wide asphalt concrete path. It is signed “No motor vehicles,” and local knowledge  indicates that it is a shared use path (“...is a hiking and biking trail...”).|
|An urban path with no signs at all. Not really suitable for cycling but it's not forbidden, either. Area is public space so access not forbidden. Use on foot known to be possible and legal.||
|A path designated for pedestrians and cyclists equally. Possibly horse access is not allowed, depends on local law.||
|An urban path on which motorized vehicle access is forbidden. As above but no guarantees on passability. Likely without restrictions on horses. Access on foot and on a bicycle is known to be legal and possible.|
|A designated footway.||
|A sidewalk without signs if drawn as a separate way. For sidewalks only separated by a kerb some mappers have used sidewalk=* on the carriageway.|