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Has this been proposed? If so, please link to the relevant sites. If not, it should. Additionally, a hint how to tag and an example wouldn't be that bad. -- Malenki 23:54, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

No, it shouldn't. It was in the very first version of Map Features and is in widespread use. I'll add something about the how to tag. Alv 08:32, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

cutting on one side

I often find cuttings on one side of a railway=* or highway=* sometimes even with an embankment on the other. I propose to use embankment=both/left/right/none and cutting=both/left/right/none.--Skyper 12:02, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

I like your proposal. I suggest you make on official proposal of it. --Kslotte 14:50, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
It is at Proposed features/right left. --MattGPS 20:37, 14 October 2010 (BST)
You could also use barrier=retaining_wall that is also used for cliffs AFAIK, for single sided embarkments.

further usage

Is it common to use this tag also for streams or canals that are cut into, and thus lower than, the surrounding area? Recently, I met a ditch, shaped like a key stone. The water bed itself was 3 meters lower than the area, and while the water bed measured only 1m accross, the shoulders of this ditch were 4 meters apart. Is this a case for a cutting tag? Cheers. --RalfG (talk) 19:33, 22 January 2014 (UTC)