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Pedestrian crossing Edit or translate this description.
Group: Highways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: de facto

Pedestrians can cross a street here; e.g., zebra crossing. They are also called crosswalks in American English. This tag is used exclusively for nodes. For tagging pedestrian crosswalks as separate ways, use highway=footway and footway=crossing.

How to map

To map a pedestrian crossing, place a node node within the way representing the road, and set this highway=crossing tag on the node (not on the way). It's a good idea to further classify the crossing with the tag crossing=* which more accurately describes specific types of pedestrian crossings. More combination tags are described on the Key:crossing page.

footway=crossing and cycleway=crossing are sometimes used on ways which lead from a sidewalk to the crossing node (The node which has this highway=crossing tag)

Unmarked crossings

Pedestrian crossings may exist even if they are not marked.



Used by OsmAnd, a routing software, to signal and alert.

See also