[Tagging] Road closed in wet weather

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Aug 8 20:55:11 BST 2010


On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 19:46:06 +1000, John Smith wrote:

> On 2 August 2010 19:39, Dave F.
> <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>> This has nothing to do with weather conditions, but a stupid driver
>> ignoring signed warnings.
> 
> Perhaps not the best example of what Liz was thinking of, however this
> is a better example:
> 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Dry_Weather_Road

That tag seems rather awkward, but it does bring up a good point about 
conditions-based access.  For example, in Alaska and vast expanses of 
Canada, there's roads that run down rivers, meaning in the summer they 
only allow boats, and in the winter they only allow road-based motor 
vehicles.  Similarly in my neck of the woods, many roads are closed when 
snow-covered, while some require specific vehicles to pass (such as 
bicycles or motor vehicles equipped with snow tires or chains).




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