[Tagging] (Mini)Roundabout: examples

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Tue May 15 15:18:17 BST 2012

2012/5/15 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> However, in OSM terminology, there is no distinction between
> roundabouts and traffic circles, right?

Yes and no ;-)

> ... in a roundabout
> entering traffic must always yield to traffic already in the circle

That's junction=roundabout or highway=mini_roundabout -> right-of-way

> whereas in a traffic circle entering traffic is controlled by Stop
> signs, or is not formally controlled

That would be mapped simply as a way -> no right-of-way

> What is this?
> http://www.yargerengineering.com/articles/images/Traffic-Circle-Woodruff-Place-Indy400.jpg

Not a roundabout. ;-)

> ... New York, which follows the "yield" rule although
> naming them Traffic Circles

No matter how they call it, if it is a one-way with right-of-way I
would tag it as junction=roundabout.

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