# Continuous footways (sidewalks, pavements)

"Their path continues without interruption, while from the perspective of a vehicle travelling along the crossing road, there is a clear break. "

So if both cycleway and road is continuous (asphalt on both, no curbs) then it does not count as continuous crossing?

Do you have an example? In my experience, when a cycleway meets a road, itâs usually clear which of the two is continuous. It would be quite dangerous if it wasnât!

In this example there is no kerb and no difference in surface material (both are `asphalt`), but I wouldnât consider it a continuous crossing.

How does the road knows, that he is not continuous?

Without any such indications, another possibility is that itâs just an intersection rather than a crossing, sort of like this case earlier that is definitely not one of the urban crossings that weâve been focusing on:

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road/cycleway both are at the same level, just that cycleway is narrower than road

(no photos for now, sorry)

I agree, good point. When a road meets another road, then thatâs a road junction / intersection to me, even if one of the roads is now only or mainly for bicycles.
Here is an example (the road is actually `highway=residential bicycle_road=yes` not `cycleway`). If the road was narrower and tagged as a `cycleway`, it would still be the same I suppose?

The proposal is for a new crossing tag, junction designs are out of scope

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Iâve edited the proposal. On the question of nodes and ways, it now simply says

The tag can be used on nodes (with `highway=crossing`) or on ways (with `footway=crossing`). It has the same meaning on both.

This is described in the proposal as follows:

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Quick question.

`segregated=yes` has been documented since 2008 on the Key:crossing page, for `highway=crossing` nodes. It has been used about 7,000 times on such nodes, and about 17,000 uses on `footway=crossing` ways. Any objections to me updating the page for Key:segregated?

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Sorry for the late reply, but I had (and still have) a lot of private stuff going on right now. No, nothing against it, but please excplicitly mention that the use case is for `highway=crossing`-nodes. And thanks for puishing this