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An individual step. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

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.