[Tagging] Mapping freeway stub ends?

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Fri Mar 3 01:08:28 UTC 2017

> On Mar 2, 2017, at 12:40 PM, Tijmen Stam <mailinglists at iivq.net> wrote:
> +1 on highway=construction + construction=* + access is no if non-accessible
> If accessible (such as https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=delta%2C%20be#map=18/50.81538/4.40527&layers=N / https://www.google.nl/maps/place/P%2BR+Delta/@50.8154748,4.4032357,261m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47c3db326031c4e3:0x35ffffe99857d1a0!8m2!3d50.8161931!4d4.4060433
> where a stub highway is used as a de-facto parking site and access to a work site, I'd use highway=service.
> A nearby highway was torn down (in favor of a new highway), yet pieces of the old highway are still present (as a demolition traffic road).
> Since the old road has no classification as highway anymore, I tagged it as highway=road (+access=none), which could also apply to such cases

I was under the impression that highway=road was only for situations where the details about the road were unknown and a field survey was required to determine the correct classification.

I think I’d use highway=unclassified in the case you describe. Unless, of course, the way is being used for something else (I’ve seen a number of places where an old main highway was turned over to the adjacent property owners and is now used as a private service road).

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