[talk-au] Question - names of motorways leaving Sydney

Mark Pulley mrpulley at lizzy.com.au
Sun Sep 7 06:10:57 UTC 2014

When the new alphanumeric route numbers in NSW were unveiled, some of the motorways were renamed (e.g. Sydney-Newcastle Freeway became Pacific Motorway, South-Western Motorway became Hume Motorway).

In OSM these all have the new route number included in the road name (e.g. name=M4 Western Motorway, rather than name=Western Motorway).

The signs on these roads don’t include the route number as part of the name.

Does anyone object if I rename these roads without the route number (route number will remain in the ref=* tag)? Or is there a good reason for the route number to remain in the name tag?

Mark P.

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