On 21-09-2020 12:02, Supaplex wrote: > The main categories of the highway, "name" and its classification like > "primary/secondary", can be assigned to the separate way with Keys like > "sidepath:of" or "sidepath:of:name". Other values like "lit" should > anyway be tagged directly on the separate way.
I like sidepath:of:name. sidepath:of:name would have the benefit of solving another issue with mapped parallel ways that conceptually belong the same 'road'; it would give (pedestrian, cyclist) routers a name (and a reference to the nearby feature containing all name-tags) to use in the instructions, while renderers can avoid them. The current practice for parallel footways is to leave them unnamed, but this chafes a bit because they do tend to share the name of the way mapped in the centre of the full road (or rather, the whole 'road' from sidewalk to verge to street to cycleway to sidewalk is usually what is named). Explicitly naming sidewalks and all other parallel ways makes for a maintenance burden and would create a very busy rendering on most map styles without really benefiting the user, but sidepath:of:name means only the name-tag has to match (any other tags such as loc_name, official_name, short_name, and name:xx can be left on the 'main' street way(s)). Example: This sidewalk: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/722895152 And this cycleway: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/804929281 Would both get: sidepath:of:name=Grovestins To declare them parallel ways of: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/722895144 (just one section of the longer road) Also great for parallel bus/tram lanes etc. _______________________________________________ Tagging mailing list Tagging@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging