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I have created a new sub category of ramp called


this describes a ramp which is elevated off the ground rather than built up of solid material underneath it. It has been used on 2 ways 23433026 and 23422025. In the case of these 2 ways, the ramp a wheelchair accessible wood and metal trellis supported by steel towers leading up to an observation tower.

ramp:* tags describe that a way has a ramp, not that the way is a ramp (which, from your description, seems to be what you are trying to tag). They also cannot be used to tag multiple attributes of a single ramp.
If a way is tagged highway=footway + ramp:elevated=yes + ramp:wheelchair=yes, then it is a footway with an elevated ramp and a wheelchair ramp (not an "elevated wheelchair ramp") next to it. --Tordanik 21:00, 27 January 2010 (UTC)


Shouldn't the tag describe on which side the ramp is?

Instead of writing ramp=yes, wouldn't it be better to writeramp=left or ramp=right?

I would also propose that 21:27, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

How to tag for separately mapped ramps

"Ramps that run physically separated (e.g. separated by a fence, height difference or wall), should be drawn separately. " - should ramp=no or ramp=yes used in such cases? Or maybe ramp=separate? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 11:47, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

With the currently available values, that would be ramp=no. A ramp=separate value may be worth considering, though. --Tordanik 13:00, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
I went ahead and added ramp=separate to the page. —M!dgard [ talk ] 21:51, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

"This is for ramps that are included in the stairway itself. Ramps that run physically separated (e.g. separated by a fence, height difference or wall), should be drawn separately." - What if there is a ramp but there are no steps? Offhand, I can think of one such (in an area I surveyed recently), where there is a drop of around 1 metre and a ramp connecting the two levels. Not enough room for both ramp and steps, so ramp only. The wiki implies that ramps are an adjunct of steps and are not found in isolation. Is it sensible to have a footpath with just ramp=yes? Ought I to add steps=no? Ooh, just thought of another one: entrance to a building which has steps from one direction and a ramp from the other direction (they're 180 degrees apart, not adjacent). Brian de Ford 18:17, 05 May 2018 (UTC)

You could use highway=footway together with incline=* (which can be just incline=up or incline=down if you don't know the slope). —M!dgard [ talk ] 19:29, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
... And ramp=separate on the stairs. I've added it to the wiki page of ramp=* just now. :) —M!dgard [ talk ] 21:52, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
So just to be clear: for your first case highway=footway incline=*. Your second case: highway=steps ramp=separate on the stairs, highway=footway incline=* on the ramp. —M!dgard [ talk ] 21:55, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Currently the combination highway=footway + ramp=yes has been used 4600 times: - this compares to over 33,000 uses of highway=footway + incline=up or incline=down --Jeisenbe (talk) 11:42, 18 April 2020 (UTC)