[talk-au] Shared driveways

Tom Brennan website at ozultimate.com
Thu Sep 23 10:08:55 UTC 2021

I'm not much of a fan of the term "pipestem", but as you say, the actual 
key name is irrelevant - as long as the use is agreed. Certainly, I just 
mentally translate it as "shared_driveway".

It seems to fill a useful niche, given the number of times recently I've 
seen a driveway leading to multiple properties.

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On 23/09/2021 11:47 am, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> 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
> https://www.transifex.com/openstreetmap/id-editor/viewstrings/#en_AU/presets/179749902?q=translated%3Ayes
> 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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