[Tagging] Road hierarchy

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 10:33:44 UTC 2019


On Mon, 5 Aug 2019 at 06:26, Florian Lohoff <f at zz.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 12:30:48AM +0100, Paul Allen wrote:
>


> > I just reverted it.  And added some clarification (some may disagree and
> > think I've murkified it)
> > based on why I think those words were removed back in February.  Feel
> free
> > to fix my fixes.
>
> Your statement added:
>
>         "but which are not normally used as through routes (which would
> usually be
>         classified highways or unclassified highways)."
>

Indeed it did.

>
> I disagree on this. I dont think we have consensus that residential
> are not for through traffic. Our routers/navigators dont treat it like
> that. And if we assume so there is a HUGE difference in unclassified and
> residential we dont actually yet have.
>

If I look at my town, there are several roads which are
officially-designated tertiary routes
for through traffic which have houses all along them.  Because they are
officially-designated
tertiary routes it is sensible to mark them as such and not as residential
roads.  Other
roads in town with houses along them are not officially-designated tertiary
routes.
Sometimes, such as road re-surfacing or the annual fair, an
officially-designated tertiary
route may be closed off and traffic diverted through the residential
roads.  But those
diversions are longer routes and involve three extra right-angle (or nearly
so) turns.

>
> And its not the claim which has been removed in February.
>
>         "but which are not a classified or unclassified highways."
>
> This is a statement which unclassified carries aswell:
>

Did you look at the comment he/she left about the reason for the change?
That person
interpreted "unclassified" in its common sense and not in the UK road
system/OSM
sense.  To that person, "residential" is a classification and therefore
cannot be
unclassified.  In OSM "unclassified" means a quaternary route which many of
us
interpret as not being a residential road.

-- 
Paul
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