|highway = crossing|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
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.
How to map
To describe the type of the transition in more detail, use:
- crossing=traffic_signals - regulated with light signals
- crossing=uncontrolled (used by JOSM preset) - with crosswalk without traffic lights
- crossing=marked (used by iD preset) - with crosswalk without traffic lights
- crossing:island=yes/no - to tag whether there is an island (former tag
- crossing=unmarked - without markings or traffic lights
- bicycle=yes/no - to tag whether the crossing is also a cycleway crossing used by bicycles. Notice that a crossing tagged with bicycle=no may be crossing a road where cycling is allowed
- horse=yes/no - to tag whether the crossing is also a bridleway crossing used by horseback riders.
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).
- Shows up in OSM2World and in OSM France.
- OpenCycleMap: , bicycle=yes
- It also is displayed in the JOSM Editor
Used by OsmAnd, a routing software, to signal and alert.
- railway=crossing - Pedestrians can cross a railway here
- railway=level_crossing - A crossing between a railway and a road
- railway=tram_crossing - A tram crosses the pedestrian way here
- railway=tram_level_crossing - A tram crosses the road here
- railway=railway_crossing - Crossing rails that do not interconnect
- railway=switch - A railway switch
- crossing=* - Further refinement for nodes already tagged with highway=crossing or railway=crossing
- See documentation of bicycle=dismount, see discussions such as for example https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2020-October/thread.html#55611 https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2020-October/thread.html#55632
- strictly speaking it is legal during night (when max speed on road is raised to 60 km/h and during very bad weather)