[HOT] Trunks in Highway Tag Africa
fernando.trebien at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 13:55:52 UTC 2021
The current definition of highway=trunk for Africa  and East Africa
 appears to reflect mapping practices in some highly developed
countries that are not common in most developing countries. The two
points that I find very restrictive:
1. Restricted to motorised vehicles: not mandatory even in many
developed countries 
2. Motorway-like layout with multiple lanes: does this include single
carriageways with 2 lanes, 1 lane per direction?
In the English wiki, the definition of highway=trunk is less
restrictive, and so are many of its translations. In addition, many
highways mapped as highway=trunk in Africa (and East Africa) do not
meet these requirements and apparently did not at the time  of the
Sometimes trunk roads may not even be paved. Examples include the
A-360  and P-504  routes in the Russian Far East and the
Trans-Amazonian Highway (BR-230)  in the North Region of Brazil.
Iceland's Ring Road  was also unpaved until recently in some parts.
So, I would like to propose changing the definition in  to
something like what the English wiki says: "The most important roads
in a country's system that are not motorways." Possibly adding that
these are generally the main routes between very large cities. What do
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