Key:narrow

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Public-images-osm logo.svg narrow
Narrow-sign.jpg
Description
Relative indication that a way gets narrower. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
See also
Status: approvedPage for proposal

Wikidata

Sometimes, highways or waterways get narrower for a brief period of time, such as "under" a long-removed bridge. They can also be narrow because of parked cars. It's useful, when reading a map, to know that this is coming. It's also a handy navigational aid.

How to Map

Add narrow=yes to the part of the way that gets narrower.

Rendering

Temporary narrowing of blue line in case of waterways

Examples

Photo Tags Remarks
Narrow-sign.jpg narrow=yes A residential road with a relative indication that it's getting narrower.
Narrow because of parked cars.jpeg narrow=yes The cars parked on both sides of an otherwise large enough road render it narrow.

See Also

  • Approved features/Narrows
  • width=* - specify the width of a way
  • lanes=* - the physical amount of travel lanes on a way, may decrease on a narrow section
  • priority=* - marks which direction has the right of way when two vehicles meet and are unable to pass each other