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

Leon Kernan lkernan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 13:13:12 UTC 2014

That sounds consistent with what the rest of the country does with
Don't forget to check the route relation matches as well (if they have

If people want to refer to the road as the M4 then it's still plain to see
in the ref tag and rendering.

On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Mark Pulley <mrpulley at lizzy.com.au> wrote:

> 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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