Key:ramp

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Public-images-osm logo.svg ramp
Stairs with ramp.jpg
Description
Whether a ramp for bicycles, strollers, wheelchairs and/or luggage is built into a stairway Edit or translate this description.
Group: Highways
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This tag indicates whether or not there is a ramp available. It's normally used on highway=steps. A ramp can, for example, be built next to a stairway in order to allow access to higher ground for people who use a wheelchair or have a bike.

A standalone ramp without steps can be tagged with highway=footway and incline=*.

Ramps

This is for ramps that are included in the stairway itself. Ramps that run physically separated (e.g. separated by a fence, height difference or wall), should be drawn separately.

Tag Description
ramp=yes There is a ramp. You should also specify the type of ramp, see below.
ramp=separate There is a ramp, but it is mapped as a separate way in OpenStreetMap. The separate way itself can be tagged with highway=footway and incline=*.

Ramp-separate.pngHandicapped steps near PNC Park.. one year later (3451933262).jpg

ramp=no No ramp at all. This is the default, but it's useful to add this for completion and to aid routing for people in wheelchairs.

Ramp types

A stairway can theoretically have several ramps of different types. If there are several ramps, this tagging scheme allows each of them to be tagged.

Tag Description Picture
ramp:bicycle=yes A ramp to the side of steps that enables users to go up or down staircases without having to physically carry a bicycle. Sometimes called a "runnel". Wikipedia:Bicycle_stairway Steps bicycle ramp.jpg
ramp:stroller=yes A pair of ramps with a narrow flight of stairs in the middle that allows a stroller (and bicycles too) to be pushed up the stairs. Steps stroller ramp.jpg
ramp:wheelchair=yes A ramp that can be used by wheelchairs. Do not confuse it with a stroller ramp: A wheelchair ramp shouldn't be steeper than 4-6% and should be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Usable also by strollers. SSF Main Library wheelchair ramp 1.JPG
ramp:luggage=yes/automatic/manual A ramp for luggage, often found at train stations. Automatic indicates it moves by itself (conveyor belt) while manual only provides an even surface where you can slide your luggage up and down more easily. Luggage Ramp Nuremberg.jpg

Presets

Ramp is included in the internal JOSM preset (since version 8011).

You can also add presets that uses the proposed scheme to JOSM. Just add the "Steps properties" preset in the JOSM presets properties (http://osmtools.de/josm/steps.xml)

See also

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