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

Ian Sergeant inas66 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 21:41:35 UTC 2014

When these names were first gazetted they included the route number in the name. 

They corrected it in a subsequent gazette to just the names. 

I think that's the best and generally aligns with ground truth. 


> On 7 Sep 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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