[Tagging] Long-distance scenic roads

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Thu Feb 24 17:14:08 GMT 2011


Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:

> On 2/24/2011 8:18 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> On the other hand, some apparently non-local user has messed up tagging
>> of Route 2 near Boston/Cambridge (from alewife to the science museum)
>> and made them trunk when they obviously aren't (to anyone who has been
>> on them - no limited access, constant at-grade intersections, frequent
>> lights), so maybe you could look into and fix that too :-)

> Memorial Drive etc. is trunk as in more major than primary.

That's not what trunk means - it's supposed to have significant motorway
features, like some degree of limited access, very few lights, and very
few at-grade intersections.  There are bits of Memorial Drive that begin
to approach that, but certainly the area around Alewife is no where
close, and arguably none of it does.

Also, it isn't more important than a US highway.  It's a local commuting
road, and hardly ever used for long-distance travel.
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