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Public-images-osm logo.svg crossing = no
Where crossing is not suitable, possible or legal. Used at places where one would expect a crossing, but there isn't one. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: crossings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: approvedPage for proposal

Tagged at nodes where it is not suitable, possible or legal to cross. The tag is used at places where one would expect a crossing, but there isn't one.



Bedarfsampel.JPG A place with a traffic light (highway=traffic_signals) but without a pedestrian crossing.
Illegal railway crossing.jpg Illegal railway crossing (text on the sign: “illegal railway crossing, 2 people died here and 2 were injured”). In such a case the railway/path intersection node can be marked with crossing=no.
If there is a highway=footway it needs access=no to make clear that it should not be used (for example in routing).

Another case may be where the geometry of a footway crosses a way of a road, but at that position, it is not possible, legal, or eligible to cross, so pedestrians (or routers) need to find the closest proper crossing to safely continue onto the footway on the other side of the road.