[talk-au] Highway classifications
stevagewp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 03:01:15 BST 2010
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> By definition, the definition will be dependent on the context. From
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Highway: "description of the
> importance of the highway for the road grid." To get any useful
> feedback from us, I suspect you will need to give us some context, in
> terms of the "road grid" in the location you're talking about.
So let's consider: Neerim Rd, Booran Rd, Kambrook Rd, Grange Rd.
Obviously, nearby Princes Highway is the most major road: trunk. Is
North Road trunk or primary? Looks like it's been designated trunk.
Stepping down, Glen Huntly Rd would be the next most major road. It's
not a useful way to get anywhere, because it's so full of shopping
strips, and hence traffic, but it's major, and runs all the way from
Glen Huntly to the beach. Primary? Secondary? There's not much to
distinguish it from the other east-west roads: Glen Eira, Balaclava,
Inkerman, except it has trams.
Next level down, Neerim Rd and Grange Rd take a lot of traffic, but
they don't really connect anything in particular. Secondary? Booran Rd
could be similar.
And then finally you end up with Kambrook Rd and Normanby Rd, which
seem more like high quality back streets than "major roads".
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