Talk:Proposed features/Tag:footway=link

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footway=link or footway=connection

Reply to this (Sorry don't use a mailinglist...) what about highway=footway_link ?--MalgiK (talk) 21:20, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

This could lead to even more confusion because highway=motorway_link, highway=trunk_link etc. are real roads while what i have in mind isn't a real footpath, but a part of the road area, which is only needed for routing engines. --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 20:34, 22 November 2019 (UTC)
I'm very supportive of this concept. I've been adding quite a few sidewalks, and often need to end them suitably with a connection that is only for the router. Currently I use a note, for example here. footway=link seems like an excellent choice of tagging. --Jodastephen (talk) 10:54, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Split junction (traffic calming)

Near me a traffic calming scheme includes a diagonal row of bollards across a junction, such that car traffic can only go E-N and S-W (and N-E, W-S), but pedestrians, cyclists etc. can pass through unimpeded. Since the carriageway is uninterrupted through the junction I think some tag is useful to indicate that the linking highway is purely for routing. Ecatmur (talk) 12:17, 25 November 2019 (UTC)

Because the connection is part of a residential road, i think highway=residential + residential=link would make more sense. Besides, i wouldn't tag any access restrictions on the highway=* way of that connection, but make sure that you put one bollard on the highway=* way. This is a good example where *=link would also make sense on a non-highway=footway way. Thanks for posting it! (There's a similar situation at this intersection, but because the bollard row is placed along the narrow diagonal of the intersection, a simpler mapping was possible than in your example.) --SelfishSeahorse (talk) 20:00, 26 November 2019 (UTC)


With over a 1000 tagged footways, shouldn't this proposal move forward from its 'proposed' status? It makes sense and seems to be gaining some acceptance. JeroenHoek (talk) 17:39, 16 September 2020 (UTC)