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Public-images-osm logo.svg conveying
Copenhagen Metro escalators.jpg
A conveyor transport device for carrying people. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

This key is used for the two most common types of conveyor transport for persons: escalators and moving walkways.

An  escalator is a moving staircase – a conveyor transport device for carrying people between floors of a building.

A  moving walkway (British English) or moving sidewalk (American English) (colloquially sometimes travelator, horizontal escalator, walkalator, autowalk, movator, people mover) is a slow-moving conveyor mechanism that transports people, across a horizontal or inclined plane, over a short to medium distance.


The conveying key is used together with highway=steps (for escalators) or highway=footway (for moving walkways).

Note: In Simple Indoor Tagging conveying=yes is also used without one of these tags (and can be combined with stairs=yes and indoor=room or indoor=area on a area indoor area).

Key Value Element Comment
conveying yes way Indicates that this feature is an escalator / moving walkway with unspecified direction
conveying forward way Movement in way direction
conveying backward way Movement opposite to way direction
conveying reversible way Movement either with or opposing direction of way at one moment

Escalator tagging example

Escalator diagram 327.jpg

Note: This example combines elements following the Simple Indoor Tagging scheme with the escalators as generic indoor elements (the tag indoor=yes is not part of the original Simple Indoor Tagging scheme).

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