Proposed features/Pedestrian Bridge

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Pedestrian Bridge
Status: Obsoleted (inactive)
Proposed by: pkroliko
Tagging: man_made=Pedestrian_Bridge
Applies to: node
Definition: For avoiding pedestrian bridges for the impaired
Rendered as: as footway but different color
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2008-03-06
RFC start: 2008-03-06

The tag wheelchair=* has been approved after this proposal was made so this seems obsoleted. You can tag a pedestrian bridge with highway=footway, bridge=yes, layer=* and wheelchair=no if required.


A pedestrian bridge is a bridge specifically used for pedestrian traffic and motor vehicles cannot travel on it. Pedestrian bridges are important to note, especially in locations with high pedestrian traffic. The locations of these pedestrian bridges are of special interest to individuals with impaired mobility or a handicap. Due to the nature of bridges, they tend to freeze before sidewalks and roadways. Therefore, handicapped individuals might prefer to avoid pedestrian bridges in certain weather conditions and climates. The avoidance of pedestrian bridges is mainly a safety concern and can prevent unneeded injury.



Applies to

The Pedestrian_Bridge feature would be a node.


"man-made = Pedestrian_Bridge"


This should be rendered similar to the current footway feature, except the line should be a different color in order to distinguish it from a ground level footway.


What's different for what's proposed compared to "highway=footway, bridge=yes"? --Eimai 20:44, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

highway=pedestrian/footway, bridge=yes, wheelchair=no - Problem=no - solved=yes.
I wouldn't use man_made, but highway. and a way, not a node. --Bahnpirat 09:02, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

  • man_made is generally a weak tag - it adds no information. A single node does not make sense, bridges have length. I think highway=footway, bridge=yes is a much better description. So, not a great idea then. Chillly
You can add steps=xy, width=X, incline= ... to highway=footway. Not additinal tag needed. --Lulu-Ann 11:32, 29 July 2008 (UTC)