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

Bert -Araali- Van Opstal bert.araali.afritastic at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 17:12:09 UTC 2021

+1 , that's the gem we might be looking for.

On 11/04/2021 21:29, Minh Nguyen wrote:
> Vào lúc 10:01 2021-04-11, Zeke Farwell đã viết:
>> I think expanding "regular road network" to "regular public road 
>> network" or just changing it to "public road network" may be an 
>> improvement.  It does risk suggesting that track roads are never 
>> publicly accessible (which is not true), but I think the phrase can 
>> work if we agree that "public road network" means "commonly used by 
>> the general public" and so while tracks may be legally accessible to 
>> the public they mostly serve a narrower subset of users.  I don't see 
>> the value in adding the word "local".  I did also add this footnote 
>> to help clarify:
>>     The "regular road network" consists of unclassified, tertiary, and
>>     higher road classifications. Track roads are mostly not for general
>>     motor vehicle traffic, but are used by some subset. So these ways
>>     are seen as something a bit less than a road and not really
>>     considered part of the public, standard, or regular road network.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Ezekielf/Tag:highway%3Dtrack#cite_note-1 
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Ezekielf/Tag:highway%3Dtrack#cite_note-1> 
> I personally find "public road network" to be understandable, but if 
> we're worried about people jumping to conclusions about access 
> restrictions, then "general-purpose road network" might get the point 
> across more clearly.
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