[Tagging] RFC on two proposals: Motorway indication; Expressway indication

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 20:48:15 BST 2010

2010/7/17 Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>:
> Motorway doesn't (or shouldn't) imply any access restrictions, just that
> it doesn't have at-grade intersections (save for emergency vehicle, or
> rarely, extremely rural range access).

IMHO motorways should indeed imply access restrictions for non- and
light-motorized vehicles. This is one of the main principles of
motorways: exclude slow traffic.

> A few states, usually those with turnpikes, allow bicycles on expressways
> (trunks: motorways with at-grade intersections) and freeways (toll-free
> motorways), but not on turnpikes (toll motorways).

If you have those exceptions in some rural area, tag it as such, but
please accept that generally motorways are restricted to motorized


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