[Tagging] How to tag pipestems (shared driveways)

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Sun Feb 27 01:01:32 GMT 2011


Interesting, this is a different definition of pipestem than what I'm
familiar with. Pipestems as I know them (at least in Fairfax County,
Virginia, USA), are a shared driveway leading to two or more houses.
The houses on a pipestem are jointly responsible for maintaining the
road themselves. Maybe there's another term used elsewhere, but I'm
not aware of it.

Again, I'm fine with not creating another tag (like
driveway=pipestem), but the next best thing I can think of is to do
something like "operator=123-129 Suburb Street" (as that's what's
shown on signs, ugly for parsing), or perhaps I could create a
"pipestem" relation showing which houses are responsible for the road
:).

Thanks for all the feedback,
-Josh

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> West Virginia actually maintains and numbers these "pipestems" under the
> "Home Access Route Program" (example:
> http://www.gribblenation.com/wvpics/subs/939on11n-kerr.jpg)
> Before they were given to the state in the 1990s, they were "orphan roads"
> that were open to the public but not maintained by any government:
> http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=17&art=2C
>
> I'm not sure if this is exactly the same thing.
>
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