[Tagging] ref tags and "reference routes"

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Wed Feb 3 14:19:18 GMT 2010

by way of context, New York State and some NY counties have cases where 
there are roads maintained
by the state or county that do not have numbered&signed route 
designations. these roads have numbers
assigned administratively ("reference routes") that do not appear on 
signs. the roads in question include
many of the parkways (mostly around NYC) and many short connectors (i'm 
sure other jurisdictions have
similar concepts, not necessarily called by the same name.)

so should a reference route designation that isn't on a sign go in a ref 
tag or not? the wiki doesn't
discuss this. if ref shouldn't have this, perhaps a variant on ref is 


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