[talk-au] Shared driveways

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 23:11:12 UTC 2021

When I've found the same situation, I've just left it as a single
service=driveway from the road to where it splits, then two (or however
many) more driveways from that point to each house.



On Thu, 23 Sept 2021 at 08:37, Tom Brennan <website at ozultimate.com> wrote:

> In doing the rounds of the Willoughby LGA, I've noticed there are quite
> a lot of shared driveways. This has likely come about from where one
> previously large block has been subdivided - sometimes multiple times.
> Each block typically has access to the main road via a narrow strip of
> land, on which the shared driveway sits.
> The service=driveway tag is "a minor service road leading to a specific
> property", so isn't really appropriate for driveways leading to multiple
> properties.
> So I've started tagging some of these as driveway=pipestem, as per the
> wiki:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:service%3Ddriveway#Pipestems
> What do people think?
> The wiki also suggests service=pipestem as an alternative, but I prefer
> service=driveway + driveway=pipestem as it's more compatible with
> existing tagging - for most intents, if a shared driveway is
> rendered/routed as a driveway, that should be acceptable.
> An example:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/957104517
> Enable the DCS NSW Base Map in ID editor if you want to see the strips
> of land via which each property has access to Fullers Rd.
> cheers
> Tom
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