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Public-images-osm logo.svg crossing = unmarked
Example crossing unmarked.jpg
Pedestrian crossings without zebra crossing Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: de facto


This tag is used for pedestrian crossings without zebra crossing or traffic signals. By a structural measure the transition should be recognizable.

In areas where sidewalks are mapped as separate geometries, it is commonly seen that every node at which a sidewalk crosses a road, an unmarked crossing is added. So this is something to look out for as data consumer, crossings tagged like this often do not have any recognizable structural measure that deserve to be called a dedicated crossing.

How to map

Set a node node on the highway where the transition is and add highway=crossing + crossing=unmarked.

Tags to use in combination

Tricky cases

Crossing with traffic signs and traffic_calming=table, without zebra crossing or traffic signals. osm node
Note that in at least some cases crossings of driveways with sidewalks were also marked as highway=crossing and in such case crossing=unmarked would be the best fit - if such place would be considered as taggable with highway=crossing
Unmarked place where pedestrian cross while following sidewalk along, with lowered kerbs. Is it highway=crossing crossing=unmarked? osm node
Road interrupting footway, crossed here by pedestrians. Is it qualifying as highway=crossing crossing=unmarked? osm
Crossing with distinct surface, without road markings. Is it crossing=unmarked or crossing=marked? osm

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