Why do I get warning "disconnected street" when I add ped crosswalk?


I am doing some of my first edits. I added some pedestrian crosswalks at
but I got warnings of “disconnected streets”.

Why do I get these, am I adding these incorrectly, or should I add something more?

Do the crosswalks look OK?



Hi, that’s because you just mapped them as areas instead of placing a node on the highway.
You should delete these areas and do it as recommended in https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dcrossing
Anyway, thanks for figuring out these warning actually mean something and asking for help. If all inexperienced mappers did that, we would have much less stuff to clean up :smiley:

Hi RicoElectrico,

Thank you for the advice. I deleted the areas and added a node on the way for pedestrian crossing. No warnings :slight_smile:
See https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=20/38.51068/-121.43581

However, by not using an area, there is no geometry data captured on the map. Is there a way to associate a polygon with the pedestrian crossing? If so is there some way to have it rendered on the map?



Some map styles do render highway=crossing; the “cycle map” layer on osm.org is one: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/53.10095/-1.33109&layers=C

It takes a little longer to update than some other styles though so your examples aren’t showing yet, but they will.