So we need a way to determine the crossability of a road for walkers and 
cyclists, probably using a combination of highway value of the crossed way, 
maybe the access tag (foot=yes probably can be crossed on foot) and some 
indicator tag for crossing access (foot:crossing=yes/no ?) to tag exceptions.  

Currently I do map short footways/paths where I know pedestrians will cross the 
road, even when no physically marked crossing exists. Opposite lowered kerbs or 
the fact that nearby dirt paths exists at both sides, not too far apart, 
already is a luxury.

Mvg Peter Elderson

> Op 21 sep. 2020 om 14:57 heeft Paul Allen <> het volgende 
> geschreven:
>> On Mon, 21 Sep 2020 at 11:06, Supaplex <> wrote:
>> The problem remains that physically non-existent road crossings ("wildly 
>> crossing the street"), which in reality represent a crossing possibility for 
>> many users, are still not available for routing. In my opinion, this problem 
>> is not very relevant if separate way"  are well mapped (which they often are 
>> unfortunately not!) and all essential routable connections are in the 
>> database. At the beginning and at the end of the route, people can use their 
>> brains ("destination across the street") if their routers do not solve this 
>> task for them.
> This isn't as simple as you make out.  Assume that I am at point A and wish to
> go to point B, which involves a "wild crossing" at some point between the two.
> However, there is a real crossing at point C, a mile beyond point B,  A router
> will direct me to travel to point C (a mile further than my destination) in 
> order
> to cross the road there, so I can then walk a mile back to B.
> -- 
> Paul
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