[Tagging] road side
lauri.kytomaa at aalto.fi
Tue Aug 20 11:19:00 UTC 2013
>connecting the driveways to the road, which they don't
The driveways do connect to the road, even up to the center line, just as much as normal roads connect through each other in every intersection. All roads and paths are both: a surface, and a connection. It's an inherent consequence of the osm data model, where roads are represented as ways. There are necessarily areas that fall within the "width" of several different ways.
Even in practice, you couldn't park right in front of the part of driveway on the private property, as you would be said to be blocking the driveway (regardless of whether parking is allowed anywhere within that example area). The connection that must not be blocked, exists from the plot boundary to the road lanes.
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