[Tagging] Rural Alley?

johnw johnw at mac.com
Wed Jul 8 10:27:07 UTC 2015

> We have something similar in Korea.  I have been using (and
> recommending) highway=service.

I can get behind that.

> On Jul 8, 2015, at 6:54 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> Tracks can be paved - tracktype=grade1 normally is paved, or is built to equivalent quality.

This is vey confusing to me. I understood it before the big hullabaloo over the track classification system change, where track Grade 1 and Residential / service / driveway begins now really confusing. Grade 3 roads (usually doubletrack with grass growing down the middle) is easy. 

Here, tell me what you think:

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.431238,139.246753,3a,78y,233.04h,65.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqk2OIIDRfkCjb8uqWNbkhw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1 <https://www.google.com/maps/@36.431238,139.246753,3a,78y,233.04h,65.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqk2OIIDRfkCjb8uqWNbkhw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1>

here is an intersection where a grade3 track meats a rice service road. in the distance, you cans see the unclassified road to the east.

They go nowhere except back to the unclassified road.  But it is a paved and maintained public road with retaining walls and guardrails where there is a drain ditch. 

To me, tagging these as track muddies track really badly. they plainly are not tracks. 

I have ridden abandoned roads that are now tracks with asphalt, and I have driven maintained unclassified and residential roads which are compacted gravel.

what would you suggest Paul?


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