[Talk-GB] driveway-becomes-track

Nick nick at foresters.org
Sun Dec 13 13:45:20 UTC 2020

I will throw something in the pot, apart from using the "Cycle map" 
solution what do people think of Overlapping ways i.e. one is a road and 
a duplicate is a bridleway? Not elegant and something I would not 
normally suggest but...

On 13/12/2020 13:00, Martin Wynne wrote:
> As the OP on this, all I can say is that in this part of the world, 
> which includes that farm, that roadway would be called a "farm drive" 
> (not "driveway") with double gates and a nameboard where it leaves the 
> public road.
> If you referred to the "track leading to the farm" the farmer might 
> take offence after laying and rolling hardcore along it to make it 
> suitable for all vehicles. A "track" is a narrow muddy lane between 
> fields, and a farm at the end of one would typically be an old-time 
> tumbledown affair, not one ready to receive delivery vans from Amazon.
> However, my post was not about the naming, but about the rendering on 
> the standard OSM map. Where at zoom level 15 driveways are not 
> rendered, but lower-grade tracks and bridleways are. It doesn't make 
> sense to a user of that map, although I can see the intended logic 
> behind it.
> The simplest solution would to remove the driveway tag and simply 
> leave it as "service road". But that then causes it to be rendered on 
> the standard map at the same width and colour as a minor public road, 
> which is equally confusing to a map user. However, I notice that the 
> entry gates have not been mapped, so adding those to a basic service 
> road may be the best solution, and I will do that.
> thanks,
> Martin.
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