|Specifies whether a pedestrian crossing has a refuge island|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
The key crossing:island=* is used to specify whether a pedestrian crossing has a refuge island (also known as pedestrian island).
The crossing:island=* key can be used on a pedestrian crossing node highway=crossing (or alternatively on a pedestrian crossing way highway=footway + footway=crossing). Possible values are yes and no. It is recommended to further specify the type of the pedestrian crossing using the crossing=* key.
Do not tag a crossing with crossing:island=yes if the crossing is explicitly mapped as multiple separate crossings; i.e., where the traffic island is not part of the footway=crossing way. This is common with larger intersections with wide traffic islands where the traffic lane in each direction is mapped separately. For clarity, the stretches of highway=footway that form part of the traffic island can be tagged with footway=traffic_island. Additionally, the footway=crossing sections can optionally be tagged with crossing:island=no. This may be useful in case you are performing a survey of all crossings in an area and wish to explicitly mark these as having separate (or no) refuge islands.
- traffic_calming=island – A traffic island that is not built as a refuge at pedestrian crossings, but to calm traffic.
- footway=traffic_island – Used by some mappers for the part of the highway=footway that is on the traffic island, instead of using crossing:island=yes (at places where sidewalks and pedestrian crossings are mapped as ways).
- footway=crossing and crossing=* - Used to map crossings in detail, e.g. for mapping accessibility, etc.