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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).

To describe the type of the transition in more detail, use:

See the Key:crossing page for additional documentation of this and many other available subtags.

Separately mapped footways

Main article: Sidewalks#Sidewalk_as_separate_way

In case of sidewalks mapped as separate ways it is necessary to add also crossing way, from one sidewalk through node shared with a road to the another sidewalk footway=crossing and cycleway=crossing can be used on ways which lead from a sidewalk to the crossing node (the node which has this highway=crossing tag).

Such split can be also done when footway/cycleway is crossing the road (part where it is crossing may tagged with footway=crossing/cycleway=crossing).



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

See also