[Talk-GB] When is a B road still a B road?

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 09:43:24 BST 2008

I'd follow the golden rule and tag what is on the ground.  The fact that
some 50 year old map called it the B2032 doesn't help much if the LA have
decided not to bother maintaining signposts that also say this.

If its still a significant through route, but is consistently not signed as
a B road, then I'd probably mark it was tertiary in this case.  Possible
with a note (or old_ref tag) referring to its historical B status.


On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Andy Robinson (blackadder) <
blackadderajr at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I'm sure others will have come across this issue. In Birmingham, many of
> the
> roads that appear as secondary in the out of copyright mapping
> (NPE/1:25000
> scales specifically) no longer appear on the ground. The road signs no
> longer favour the number but instead favour the named direction of the
> route. I suspect these roads are still secondary as far as the local
> authority internal referencing is concerned. But since the B numbers are
> no
> longer present on the signs should we continue to add them to the db, or
> is
> it justifiable to assume the designation exists from the out of copyright
> mapping alone?
> Anyone with similar observations?
> Cheers
> Andy
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