|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||Used to specify if a pedestrian crossing has a refuge island|
The key crossing:island is used to specify if there is a refuge island (also known as pedestrian island) in the middle of the road.
This key can be used on a pedestrian crossing mapped as a node (highway=crossing) or a way (highway=footway + footway=crossing). Possible values are yes and no. (If no value is given, no is assumed.) It is recommended to further specify the type of the pedestrian crossing using the crossing=* key.
The presence or absence of a refuge island is independent of the presence or absence of traffic lights and/or road markings. However, with the current de facto tag for refuge islands, crossing=island, it is not possible to specify if the pedestrian crossing is unmarked (crossing=unmarked), marked but without traffic lights (crossing=uncontrolled) or if there are traffic lights (crossing=traffic_signals). Moving the information about the presence or absence of a refuge island out of the crossing=* key to a new key solves this problem.
- Wiki: Island *or* Traffic signals ? (2009–2017)
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