|highway = pedestrian|
|Roads mainly / exclusively for pedestrians|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
|Use combination with area=yes only for big squares and plazas. For pedestrian zone areas use area:highway=pedestrian and for usual footway areas use area:highway=footway|
A highway=pedestrian is a road or an area mainly or exclusively for pedestrians in which some vehicle traffic may be authorized (e.g. emergency, taxi, delivery, ...). Typically found in shopping areas, town centres, places with tourism attractions and recreation/civic areas, where wide expanses of hard surface are provided for pedestrians to walk.
How to map
To map a pedestrianised road nothing other than a simple way is required. Add the highway=pedestrian tag to it and a name=* to make it complete. For ways inside pedestrian areas that are too narrow to be considered a road, use highway=footway or highway=path.
Squares and plazas
A closed way tagged with highway=pedestrian and area=yes is the common way to map squares and plazas. Draw the way at the outer limits of the area, possibly even connecting with surrounding walls, buildings, etc. If there are roads passing through the area, map them as usual and make connecting nodes at all intersections with the pedestrian area. Other paths such as highway=footway as well as roads have to connect with the edge of the pedestrian area where they intersect. However, note that few routers will route through the area, most will route around the edge of it. To map squares and plazas you might also be interested in the tag place=square.
Vehicles may be allowed during special hours to unload merchandise, but are often prevented from entering by bollards.