[Talk-GB] Maxspeed tagging for the UK

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 16:47:24 BST 2011

On 06/04/2011 16:26, Peter Miller wrote:
> On 6 April 2011 16:19, Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com 
> <mailto:richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I'd put the number for cars (ie 70mph for a dual carriageway), and the
>     source if it's not the number that's on the sign.
>     So maxspeed=30mph+source:maxspeed=national means: there's some street
>     lights and no signs. If "there's some street lights and no signs"
>     comes to mean something else, then a bot can change the
>     "maxspeed=30mph" (adding a note that it's done so).
> Almost - my preference would be for  'maxspeed=30 mph' + 
> 'source:maxspeed=UK:urban' as being a better match with proposals for 
> other countries. I think we also need agreed distinct text for 
> national single carriageway and national dual carriageway to avoid 
> confusion over trunk oneway roads and trunk dual carriageways.Should 
> we do national motorway while we are at it given that our government 
> is keen on increasing that speed at present?

Me too. AFAIK, the 30 mph limit is not what is meant by 'national speed 
limit': see 
<http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2002/3113/regulation/5/made> and 

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