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I noticed some time ago that there is some controversial documentation on the wiki regarding the mapping of
path=crossing. Since I’m currently trying to collect all these loose ends and derive the really™ proper™ tagging for these paths, I noticed that the tag
path=crossing is indeed not part of any proposal. It was simply added by the user Tomasz W in this changeset. While it adds a nice table with examples, it also postulates the use of
path=crossing, whereas all other pages (plus the original proposal) contradict this by saying that one has to use both
So the page currently contradicts the approved proposal, which never even mentions
path=* (but says "[…] a way connecting the sidewalks on the two sides of the road should be mapped […]
footway=crossing. Additionally, if the crossing is also for bicycles, you should add
cycleway=crossing"). The footway=sidewalk Wiki-page also lists
path=sidewalk as a common mistake, which makes
path=crossing even more controversial.
path=crossing-Wiki-page also redirects to
footway=crossing, but not so for the Polish Wiki-page for path=crossing which makes it look like this is/was mainly a Polish tagging-agreement.
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I tried to find at least some sort of discussion about the change, but to no avail. I sent that user a message via OSM and email - no reply after one week. Does anyone know anything about a discussion that I’m unable to find?
To make it clear: I’m not against the use of
path=crossing as a shortcut to
cycleway=crossing, but it’s not even documented. It just appears in the examples for
footway=crossing but it’s not explained there at all. Plus, if
path=sidewalk is officially a tagging mistake, it should either be re-allowed for the sake of consistency, or
path=crossing should be considered wrong tagging as well.
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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/wiki-page-for-path-crossing/6034