[talk-au] Northern NSW again

cleary osm at 97k.com
Tue Jan 5 22:10:44 UTC 2016

Motorways can sometimes have lower speed limits than some sections of
highways and some suburban streets can be divided roads so I find it
hard to use those criteria to determine if a road is a motorway. I think
we should be guided by the RMS. If they have given it an "M"
alphanumeric designation then it OSM should show it as a motorway. But
in this case the RMS classifies it as a highway rather than motorway so
I support it being shown as a trunk route in OSM. Thanks Mark for noting
this issue and correcting it.

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016, at 10:07 PM, Mark Pulley wrote:
> I’ve now been past this area to check the access on this section of the
> Great Western Highway. Between Lithgow and the Mudgee turn-off, there are
> several properties with access from the highway - this includes houses
> just next to the road (with the front yard facing the highway), and a
> service station. I’m inclined to return this section of highway from
> motorway to trunk. What does everyone else think?
> On 20 Dec 2015, at 9:11 am, Mark Pulley <mrpulley at lizzy.com.au> wrote:
> > On 19 Dec 2015, at 1:20 pm, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Just for info, I've suggested that a relatively new mapper in Northern NSW might want to contact other mappers here in a comment on https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/35480438 (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/332351666 is clearly unjoined, but there may be other issues).
> > 
> > I’ve just noticed that the same user has ‘corrected' the road type for a section of the Great Western Highway to motorway (between Lithgow and Wallerawang).
> > https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/35571830
> > Maxspeed is 110 for some of this, 100 for the rest, road is divided - however there is only one ‘interchange’ (part of this is an at-grade junction). other road junctions are at-grade intersections (not interchanges).
> > It also isn’t technically limited access - there is a motel and a service station beside the road, and I recall at least one driveway. (I’ll be driving on this road in a few days so I can check if needed.)
> > I’m in two minds about whether to revert this change or not. What does everyone else think?
> Mark P.
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