Key:cutting

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Description
Signifies that a linear feature (e.g. a road) cuts into the surrounding land. Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: de facto

Wikidata

An excavated section where the highway or railway is significantly lower than ground level.

See also Cut on Wikipedia.

Usage

Add cutting=yes to a way that is already tagged with highway=*, railway=* or (artificial) waterway=*.

The tag cutting=yes usually means that the original ground level is higher on both sides of the highway, railway or waterway. It is also possible to use cutting=left or cutting=right if the cutting is only on one side of the feature. In this case, cutting=left means that the original ground level is higher on the left side of the way.

The value cutting=both has also been used instead of cutting=yes by some mappers, to make it explicit that the original ground level is higher on both sides of the highway. The value cutting=hollow_way has also been rarely used for a sunken lane (aka hollow way or holloway): an old road or track that is lower than the land on either side, but historic=hollow_way is more common.

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See also