|barrier = step|
|An individual step|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
A step or stairstep is a small, abrupt change in elevation along a walkway that a pedestrian can easily surmount. A single step in isolation is similar to a kerb (barrier=kerb) but usually a kerb is a longer feature which is parallel to a road or path rather than perpendicular. A flight of steps constitutes a staircase which is mapped as highway=steps.
How to map
To map an isolated step that is not part of a flight of steps, add a node along the highway=footway way and tag it barrier=step.
To map a flight of steps see highway=steps and step_count=* instead.
If you know the height of a given step, add a height=* tag (in meters unless otherwise specified). Depending on the height, you can add stroller=limited or stroller=no. You can also add surface=* to indicate, for example, that the step is paved with bricks.