[Tagging] FWD: Re: narrow=yes, vs lanes=1, vs width

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jul 27 15:18:25 UTC 2020

Date: Jul 27, 2020, 15:54
From: baloo at ursamundi.org
To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Tagging] narrow=yes, vs lanes=1, vs width

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 8:37 AM Rob Savoye <> rob at senecass.com> > wrote:
>>   The question is how to tag the change in the road. Usually it becomes
>>  "smoothness=very_bad", etc... The question is since it's now more of a
>>  track used by jeeps, should it be narrow=yes, still lanes=1, or should I
>>  use width=2m ? To me, lanes= seems to apply more to non 4wd_only tracks.
>>  They're also usually narrower than the single lane highway too. The
>>  width of the "highway" is important if you're trying to figure out what
>>  size fire truck to bring to the wildland fire...
> highway=track.  There's no lanes, so leave that tag off.  Never heard of narrow=yes before. 
highway=track appears to be incorrect here (but may be still correct if it is leading to 
only vacation huts)
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