[Tagging] access=emergency revisited
rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Nov 22 13:32:31 GMT 2012
On 11/20/12 3:59 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
> i think we need a separate emergency access category because there
> exist places where authorized
> vehicles, mostly emergency responders of one type or another,
does anyone else who is not a troll have any comments?
my engagement with anthony has i think resulted in some improvements.
First, i've learned that when we tag U-turns as access=no or
probably doing it wrong, and tagging them as access=emergency is a band
a fix. we should probably allow it as a band aid, but see about
switching to a
specifically, no U-turn is the common signage in many jurisdictions, and
turn restriction, not an access restriction. in a perfect world, that's
how we'd have
tagged all of these.
the actual language in the NYS vehicle code (Article 23, section 1104)
(b) The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
4. Disregard regulations governing directions of movement or turning
in specified directions.
this has nothing to do with ignoring access=no or access=private, and everything
to do with ignoring turn restrictions and oneway indications when responding
to an emergency.
so my suggestion is:
for u-turns that are currently frequently marked private or no, as a temporary
expedient, and recommend in the section of the access page moving to no u-turn
turn restrictions in the long term.
i also recommend that access=emergency tags be deployed in association with
source:access tags that give the authority, e.g.
source:access=NYS VAT Article 23 Section 1104 (b) 4.
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