[talk-au] dirt roads

John Henderson snowgum at gmx.com
Sun Oct 21 04:12:04 BST 2012


On 21/10/12 13:28, dbannon at internode.on.net wrote:
> OK, I'm interested in what you say about lanes= John (and the rest
> too!)
>
> I  use lanes=1 to indicate that a road is generally only wide enough
> for one car, if one approaches traveling in the other direction, both
> need to slow a little and pull of to the side. Similarly for
> overtaking. Thats actually a pretty important factoid, lots of
> caravaners for example would studiously avoid such a road.

That's especially important if pulling off the road is also impossible.
I can think of cases where roads cut into mountainsides have short
sections too narrow for two cars, and have a drop on one side and a rock
face on the other.

Don't forget the established use of tagging a way as
"access:caravan=unsuitable"

John




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