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

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 14:52:51 UTC 2019


I think of a driveway as typically leading to only one house, and would
generally call the shared ones something else, probably "service roads".
I'd make an exception for the access to a pair of houses e.g.
semi-detached, or adjacent but linked by their garages/carports.

__John

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 2:26 PM Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> Sections of shared, non-public service road, are certainly a common
> feature of modern housing developments.
>
> I have considered them to be private driveways.
>
> Private does not require a sign, walk down any suburban street in Europe
> or North America and you will see hundreds of driveways, without signs or
> gates and nobody will assume there is a public right of way there.
>
> Phil (trigpoint)
>
> On Tuesday, 5 November 2019, Jez Nicholson wrote:
> > 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>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > 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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