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Public-images-osm logo.svg crossing = marked
Fussgaengerueberweg an einem Kreisverkehrs-Bypass.jpg
A generic crossing with no traffic-signals of any type, just road markings Edit or translate this description.
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: de factoPage for proposal

This tag describes a pedestrian crossing that is marked but not controlled by traffic lights or people.

The type of marking can still be described explicitly with crossing_ref=*

Another common way to map such crossings is to use crossing=zebra (only if the markings are zebra markings) or crossing=uncontrolled.

How to map

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

If the crossing is also mapped as a way way, tag it as highway=footway footway=crossing crossing=marked or highway=cycleway cycleway=crossing crossing=marked as appropriate.

Tags to use in combination



Starting from v2.12.0, released Dec 2018, iD described crossing=zebra as "outdated" and encouraged users to switch to crossing=marked + highway=crossing.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

Tagging schemes and tag growth evolution

Graphs of different schemes are shown on the following page link:

The amount of objects increased exponential after implementation of a iD preset end of 2018 via v2.12 [2]

See also


  1. https://ideditor.blog/2019/12/30/id-v2-17-0-released
  2. Bryan Housel: Switch crossing presets to "marked"/"unmarked", retain "zebra" as unsearchable. Github, 2018-10-02 online