|highway = residential|
|Road in a residential area|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
The tag highway=residential is used on roads that are used for accessing residential areas and in residential areas but which are not normally used as through routes (which would usually be unclassified highways, tertiary highways, etc.)
- residential – street or road generally used for local traffic within settlement.
- unclassified – Unclassified roads typically form the lowest form of the interconnecting grid network (below highway=tertiary roads). Roads serving for interconnection of small settlements. Use residential rather than unclassified on the road section if there are traffic restrictions (such as slower speed limits) or traffic calming features near small settlements. (See also highway=unclassified.)
- highway=living_street - a street where pedestrians have priority over cars, children can play on the street, maximum speed is low.
- highway=service - a service road for access to a building, service station, beach, campsite, industrial estate, business park, etc.
How to map
Tags to use in combination
United States – TIGER data import
- Further information: TIGER fixup#Wrong highway classifications
The large scale TIGER data input of United States street data overused the
highway=residential tag. A significant proportion of these roads could be tagged as highway=unclassified or highway=tertiary under the guideline mentioned above.