[Tagging] How to tag pipestems (shared driveways)

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 01:07:26 GMT 2011

On 2/26/2011 8:01 PM, Josh Doe wrote:
> 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.

I think that was the case with these roads until the state took them 
over. See the law's references to property owners dedicating right-of-way.
> 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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