[Tagging] Primary or Trunk?

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Sat Nov 2 18:56:27 UTC 2013


On 02/11/13 18:47, Jonathan wrote:
> This question is really aimed at UK roads but the same may apply to 
> other countries.
>
> I'm not clear with the distinction of a Trunk road in the UK. The wiki 
> suggests a trunk road is "high performance roads that don't meet the 
> requirement for highway 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>=motorway 
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway>" which to 
> me would suggest an A road that is a dual carriageway.  Further on in 
> the wiki it says that any A road in the UK  signed with "Green" signs 
> is a "Trunk" road.
>
> I know of many "Green" "A" roads that aren't much more than country 
> lanes, they are definitely not "high performance" and I don't feel 
> they should be "Trunk" roads, I feel they should be "Primary" roads.
>
Perhaps you might like to see this question from the help system:
https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/228/uk-road-was-detrunked-why-does-osm-still-have-it-tagged-highwaytrunk

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Cheers, Chris
user: chillly




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