[talk-au] Highway classifications
stevagewp at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 06:15:54 BST 2010
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 12:35 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So then what makes a trunk a trunk? dual carriage way? volume of traffic?
Just had a look at the VicRoads website - they only classify roads as
freeway, arterial, or other. Do other state bodies do similar?
At least as far as rural roads go, it would make sense to match the
government classifications. That doesn't really help us with primary,
secondary and tertiary though.
Then again, I just found this from Glen Eira council (where the
streets I mentioned are found):
Adding this onto the above list we would get:
highway=motorway: Vicroads "freeway"
highway=trunk: Vicroads "arterial"
highway=primary: Glen Eira "collector"
highway=secondary: Glen Eira "link"
highway=residential: Glen Eira "access"
They classify these roads as:
Normanby Rd: Link
Neerim Rd: Collector
Glen Huntly: Collector/Link
Bambra Rd: Link
Kambrook Rd: Link
Booran Rd: Link
But: is combining state and council road classifications a feasible
approach? Presumably not every council will have a web-accessible
register of roads with this kind of classification.
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