[Tagging] [Talk-us] Long-distance scenic roads

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 03:04:34 GMT 2011

On 2/23/2011 9:46 PM, Ian Dees wrote:
> They should be part of a route relation.

Buh...? I'm asking what highway=* value they should have.
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 8:40 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com
> <mailto:neroute2 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     In the US there are two long federally-maintained roads, the Blue
>     Ridge Parkway and Natchez Trace Parkway, that were built for the
>     sole purpose of sightseeing. Since they are surrounded by a narrow
>     strip of parkland, access is only allowed at certain points, so they
>     are technically expressways (normally trunk in the US). On the other
>     hand, they are not intended in any way for utilitarian travel, and
>     functionally fit approximately as secondary or tertiary.
>     Tagging is thus inconsistent. It looks like the BRP was recently all
>     changed to secondary, but the NTP has portions of residential
>     (obvious BS) and primary. I'm pretty sure I've also seen trunk and
>     tertiary used in the past.
>     Does anyone have an opinion on how these should be handled?

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