|For way objects, names can differ by side of the object.|
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|Status: de facto|
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For way objects, names can differ by side of the object. These are mostly roads or rivers.
For example, a street may be on the boundary between Belgium and the Netherlands, Belgium gives it the name "Amsterdamsestraat" and the Netherlands gives it the name "Brusselsestraat". It can also be community boundaries. For example, in New York City, this street is Ruby Street in Brooklyn on one side and 75th Street in Queens on the other side, which is not to be confused with 75th Street in Brooklyn.
This is solved by using the name:left=* and name:right=* tags to name both sides separately (using the direction of the way to determine left and right). The name=* tag can still include both names in order to support different tools.