|highway = pedestrian|
An area (closed way or multipolygon) tagged with highway=pedestrian + area=yes is the most common way to map the pedestrian area of a square or plaza, where pedestrians can travel freely in all directions. If there are roads passing through the area of the square, map them as usual and make connecting nodes at all intersections with the pedestrian area. Also other paths such as highway=footway as well as roads have to connect with the edge of the pedestrian area where they intersect. [However, note that few routers will route through the area, most will route around the edge of it.]
If there are features or areas within the square or plaza which are not part of the walkable pedestrian area, these should be excluded by creating a multipolygon relation.
Also see the tag place=square for named squares which might include other features, use the pedestrian tag for actual pedestrian areas only. Add a node at the center of the square or draw the way at the outer limits of the pedestrian area, possibly even connecting with surrounding walls, fences, buildings, etc.
Vehicles may be allowed during special hours to unload merchandise, but are often prevented from entering by bollards.
In Italy, access for bicycles to pedestrian areas is allowed by default. If you are mapping in Italy, you are encouraged to explicitly state bicycle=* when mapping highway=pedestrian in order to avoid ambiguity.
access:conditional=delivery @ (00:00-11:00)
note="Gågade" Pedestrian street with "Kørsel tilladt" vehicles allowed. Driving is allowed here, but (tourist)pedestrians are prioritized higher, so motorists basically can't expect to move faster than the pedestrian in front of them.
- area:highway=pedestrian - an area representation of pedestrian streets
- highway=footway - for designated footpaths, i.e. mainly/exclusively for pedestrians
- place=square - a named square (indicates a town or village square, which is an open public space common in urban centres, such as cities, towns or villages)
- Proposed features/Pedestrianised road