Tag:footway=sidewalk

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Sidewalks as separate ways Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Highways
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

Use footway=sidewalk along with highway=footway to tag  sidewalks (also known as pavement/footway in the UK or a footpath in Australia) as distinct ways from the carriageway.

For crosswalks use footway=crossing.

footway=sidewalk is also sometimes used with other highway=* values

This article describes the "separate way" approach to mapping sidewalks. Alternatively, especially if the sidewalk is just attached with a kerb, sidewalks may be mapped as properties on the motorized roads, see Sidewalks for details on this distinction.

How to map

See footway=* for usage instructions.

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