How should the end of a pedestrian street intersect with a motor vehicle street?

This pedestrian street (Church Street) in my area used to be mapped in OSM as a highway=pedestrian terminating at its final northern highway instersection (Pearl Street). Recently it appears someone has mapped this interesection in more detail and now the highway=pedestrian ends at the intersection with the separately mapped footway=sidewalk. The final bits before the intersection with Pearl Street are now changed to highway=footway + footway=crossing instead.

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This small section certainly is a crossing, but I’m wondering if the change from highway=pedestrian to highway=footway makes sense or not. It looks like highway=pedestrian + pedestrian=crossing is not commonly used, but would that be a better way to map a crossing like this one?

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