|Indicates the presence or absence of a sidewalk (pavement/footway).|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The sidewalk=* key can be used to indicate the presence or absence of a sidewalk (pavement/footway) beside a street where the sidewalk runs parallel to the carriageway.
If the sidewalk is not just attached with a kerb but separated by a road verge or other barriers, it is recommended to represent the sidewalk as a separate way. See Sidewalks for more details and a comparison of the two tagging approaches. See also the comprehensive explanation for bicycle way tagging.
The values left and right depend on the direction in which the way is drawn in OpenStreetMap. A value of left means the left-hand side of the road when looking in forward direction, while right means the right-hand side. See Forward & backward, left & right for more.
- sidewalk:right:width=* / est_width=*
|both||Both sides of the street have sidewalks.|
|right||One sidewalk on the right side of the way representing the street.|
|left||One sidewalk on the left side of the way representing the street.|
|none||There is no sidewalk at all. synonym to no with similar popularity|
|no||There is no sidewalk at all. synonym to none with similar popularity|
|yes||Either both sides or one side of this street have sidewalks. Use a more specific tag in preference.|
|separate||This road has a sidewalk but it is mapped using a separate way.|
- footway=* for mapping sidewalks as a separate way
- Sidewalks for a survey of sidewalk tagging approaches
- Proposed_features/Sidewalk - proposal for this key
- ITO Map of Sidewalks and footways