[Tagging] Proposed rewrite Of highway=track wiki page - Third Draft

Brian M. Sperlongano zelonewolf at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 13:39:35 UTC 2021

On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 9:26 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Apr 7, 2021, 14:41 by zelonewolf at gmail.com:
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 7:59 AM Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
> You could write something like: Roads that primarily serve as access to
> the land itself and as such are further characterized by low use frequency
> and don't practically serve a regular connectivity role in the regular road
> network.
> This is an improvement, but I think it's still too verbose.  I would say:
> Low-usage land access roads
> This is not really working. There are highway=track with heavy traffic.
> With high number of passages of logging trucks every day,
> at least during logging season.
> There are highway=service service=driveway
> not used even once for months or years.

If access roads to a forestry area are heavily used at the moment, because
a specific area is being harvested at that moment, these are still
low-usage roads when considered over a general timespan.

If you are talking about arterial roads that are used to access a larger
network of access roads to forestry areas, and are used continuously to
access different logging spots, this is now a road network and these are
functionally not track roads -- these are roads used to access other roads,
and thus are better tagged as unclassified or perhaps you could argue

The point about driveways is irrelevant here, as driveways are a distinct
class of road separate land access roads.
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