|Proposal status:||Canceled (inactive)|
|Definition:||Add the tag crossing=priority to describe crossings that give pedestrians priority|
Use the tag, "crossing=priority", to describe pedestrian crossings that specifically give right of way to pedestrians over vehicles on a road from the moment they have indicated their intent to cross. Used in conjunction with highway=crossing. This is called a "zebra crossing" in the United Kingdom.
Currently no tag exists to specifically describe a crossing that gives pedestrians right of way. crossing=zebra is considered "outdated" and has different uses. For example, use of this tag almost certainly means pedestrian right of way in England, however in other parts of the world it may simply describe crossings with a striped pattern (but not rights of way toward pedestrians).
The replacement iD proposes, crossing=marked, isn't clearer at all. In fact, the crossing=* page marks this tag as a "duplicate" of crossing=uncontrolled, which, again, does not explain if pedestrians have priority.
This proposal would give a tag which clearly indicates right of way for pedestrians.
Potentially, the tag belisha_beacon=yes could be used to indicate if a crossing has belisha beacons. However, in countries like the UK, where belisha beacons are used, every single zebra crossing has belisha beacons installed, so there is no need to tag them (crossing=priority should suffice).
|crossing=priority||Indicates that the node is a pedestrian crossing where pedestrians have priority over vehicles on the road from the moment they have indicated their intent to cross.|
|belisha_beacon=(yes/no)||Indicates the presence of a "belisha beacon" at the crossing. (Most likely unnecessary, discuss below)|
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||(no default assumed) A value of |
||where name is the traditional, region-specific reference, such as |
A "zebra crossing icon" should suffice.
Can be applied to:
- crossing=uncontrolled (now only describes crossings where pedestrians don't have right of way)
- crossing=zebra (direct people towards the crossing=priority tag)
Nabble link (same discussion as above, but presented in a more readable format):
There is much more discussion in these mailing lists than in the Talk Page.
REASON FOR CANCELLATION:
Please comment on the discussion page.