[Tagging] Service road - Can it be a driveway if serving multiple houses?

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 14:11:08 UTC 2019

Personally, I would only call the short bits of tarmac that spur off that
service road as 'driveways' because they each go to a single house. I'm
sure that there are examples of shared driveways in the UK but I would
consider them rare.

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 1:52 PM Dave F via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>

> Hi
> In the UK, Amazon Logistics are adding useful data from their GPS'd
> delivery vehicles. Mainly highway=service as the last part of their
> journey to a destination.
> However, one of their contributors removed service=driveway from a
> highway=service road. In the changeset comments they said it was because
> it served multiple residential properties.
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/76576604#map=19/51.33398/-2.27945
>  From memory, it wasn't signed as private, but it appears to be
> unadopted by the local authority (There are no raised kerbed pavements,
> drainage or lighting). I'm assuming it's shared ownership.
> For indicative purposes only. (The image is ten years old):
> https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.3343975,-2.278377,3a,60y,185.39h,67.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5I6ruGYQsgQv4cC0iLM6SA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
> Personally I see no problem tagging this as a driveway even if it's shared.
> Thoughts?
> DaveF
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