[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
traffic.

cheers,
Martin




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