[Tagging] Was barrier=jersey_barrier approved in a proposal?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Apr 14 13:14:00 UTC 2019

Great. Thank you

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 9:45 PM ajt1047 at gmail.com <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14/04/2019 10:56, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> > Can anyone from England confirm that this tag is intelligible in your
> > dialect? Are there other names for these that should be mentioned on
> > the page?
> It's not in common non-trade use in the UK, but trade sites certainly
> use that name.  Maybe others can (I'm sure there are a few UK highway
> engineers on this list), but I can't think of anything other than
> "concrete barrier" for these.
> Partly the reason might be that they're a relatively recent introduction
> to the UK - divided roads historically had a grass median, later with
> added Armco or a metal catch rope (designed to deflect wayward traffic
> back into their lane, not just stop it). As the median (and hard
> shoulders) came to be viewed as "wasted space" there's more concrete
> around now - but the US name hasn't really crossed the Atlantic into
> general UK use.
> Most importantly I'd say "Jersey Barrier" doesn't mean something
> _different_ here.  If it did, that would be a problem.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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