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Public-images-osm logo.svg crossing = zebra
a zebra crossing Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
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: de facto


A zebra crossing. Use this tag if the zebra markings and signs are the most relevant prescription at this crossing. This is a refinement of the tag highway=crossing, which should also be present. If there are also traffic lights controlling the crossing, use crossing=traffic_signals instead.



Starting from v2.12.0, released Dec 2018, iD described crossing=zebra as "outdated" and encouraged users to switch to crossing=marked + highway=crossing. This has attracted controversy.

This change was reverted in v2.17.0, released Dec 2019, due to ambiguity issues raised by mappers.[1]

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