[talk-au] Shared driveways

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 01:47:11 UTC 2021

driveway=pipestream sounds good. It's got more usage than
service=pipestream. It's nice to have a way to distinguish these from
non-shared driveways.

I've never heard the term before either, must be american, but that's fine,
many of the existing key values are UK terms and don't apply globally, so
these can be localised to simply "shared driveway" like we already do for
other tags at

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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