[Tagging] Long-distance scenic roads

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Feb 25 01:24:41 GMT 2011

On 02/24/2011 07:18 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> writes:
>> 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.
> They probably should be secondary, as that conveys the right impression.
> 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 :-)
>   http://osm.org/go/ZfI4nILQ-

Looks primary at best, possibly secondary.  Trunk is entirely
inappropriate because it's not even close to being a freeway with

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