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Delineated pedestrian crossing Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: Crossings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use

Delineated crossings are a type of pedestrian crossing where road markings guide pedestrians and alert other road users that they are at a point where pedestrians may cross. In contrast with other crossing types such as crossing_ref=zebra, this crossing type offers no priority to the pedestrians using it (unless granted by the presence of in-use traffic lights overriding the markings). The markings are purely cautionary.

Examples of places where this type of crossing is used include there where footways cross a (larger) road perpendicularly, or where sidewalks have lowered kerbs and/or tactile paving allowing pedestrians with disabilities to cross more safely.

An example of a delineated crossing seen from above. The kerbs at the location of the crossing are lowered and marked with tactile paving.

When not to use

When a pedestrian crossing offers right of way to the pedestrians and features the typical zebra pattern of markings perpendicular to the direction of the footway crossing the road, use crossing_ref=zebra.

When there are no road markings, but other signs of there being a crossing exist (such as lowered kerbs, gaps in road-side barriers, or tactile paving) crossing_ref=* tends to be omitted, and crossing=unmarked may be used.

If there are other features that place this crossing in a more specific, possibly regional class of crossings, use that instead.

How to tag

Add crossing_ref=delineated to the highway=crossing node node. Also add the appropriate crossing=* tag-value (crossing=uncontrolled or crossing=traffic_signals).

Optionally, add it to the highway=footway way way in combination with footway=crossing.

Regional applicability

This type of pedestrian crossing often lacks a formal designation due to its lack of legal protections (e.g., the lack of priority over traffic on the road). It is nonetheless a common type of crossing. This tag can be used wherever the characteristics documented here apply.

In the Netherlands this type of crossing is common; the lines used to delineate this type of crossing are formally called 'kanalisatiestrepen'.

See also