[Tagging] Two lane expressways

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri May 11 22:25:11 BST 2012

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Two-lane expressways. I came across one of these when running an
> analysis on OSM data in Vermont, USA. I didn't even know they existed.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-lane_expressway#United_States
> The one I looked at is tagged as motorway:
> http://osm.org/go/ZfEWG3GI--
> http://osm.org/go/ZfUQxspO
> That feels right to me. Is it the convention to tag them as highway=motorway?

I'd be strongly inclined to tag it as a trunk since it's not divided,
and especially since it's fairly short, terminating in more trunks.
Trunks can have motorway-like features, but I'm inclined to consider
motorways with only one physical way and/or intersections as trunk.

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