[Tagging] How to tag pipestems (shared driveways)

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at billiau.net
Sun Feb 27 00:06:45 GMT 2011

On Sat, 26 Feb 2011 15:04:23 -0800
Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net> wrote:

> >The standard for driveways is in fact highway=service
> >service=driveway access=private.  
> I don't feel the need to tag access=* on a driveway. It seems that, 
> wherever I draw a driveway, it's access is the same as the property
> to which it leads, by definition. A standard residential house's
> driveway (in the US) is on the private property of the homeowner. A
> driveway leading to a park is usually on the park property and any
> restrictions are usually posted at/near it's junction with the road,
> said restrictions applying to the park, not just the driveway.

access= ?? is exactly why I feel that highway=service is the wrong
thing for a driveway.
It does not inherit the access defaults of the highway=service. I was
going to describe the defaults of my driveway differently to your way,
but the conclusion is the same - the access rights are different.
If you wish to map highway=service service=driveway then I would still
have hgv (literally, in my case) using the driveway with a standard
My property adjoins an industrial complex. heavy goods vehicles
(up to B-doubles in this case) are not wanted on the service road to the
2 houses and the office area, but have a more suitable entrance with
access to a turning area.

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