How do I tag normal-height kerbs?

TLDR: The wiki page doesn’t make it clear which tag should be used for regular kerbs. The examples section suggests kerb=regular. However, this tag was rejected in a 2020 proposal. The opposition votes imply that regular kerbs should use kerb=raised, despite all the examples for that tag being of higher-than-normal kerbs.


The wiki documentation for the kerb key details how to tag kerbs that are dipped, flush or absent. But how do I tag a crossing with kerbs that are the same height as all the “normal” kerbs around it?

kerb=raised appears to mean that a kerb is taller than average, e.g. to be on the level of buses. However, the table doesn’t clarify this. This led me to check the Examples section.

The examples include a photo of an extra-high “raised” kerb at a bus stop, agreeing with my initial idea. A second image confirms this, showing a “raised” kerb that’s significantly higher than normal. It also appears to answer my question, labeling the normal kerb as kerb=regular. Why is this apparently-simple case not mentioned in the table?

This issue has been brought up on the talk page, where the discussion links to a 2020 proposal for kerb=regular. However, it was rejected, and the vote comments suggest that normal-height kerbs fall under the kerb=raised tag.

Does the wiki page need to be updated? Do I misunderstand the proposal? Or is kerb=regular correct after all?


For some additional context, kerb=raised has 13% usage, and kerb=regular has 0.25% usage, under the kerb key. (taginfo)

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