[Talk-in] classification for rural roads

Arun Ganesh arun.planemad at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 14:26:00 UTC 2015


Just went through the IRC Roads and Bridges handbook [1] and updated some
sections of the wiki regarding village roads:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tagging_Roads_in_India#Major_Roads

1) Asphalted roads that are wide enough just for a single car/small truck.
> There are no shoulders to these kind of roads and the road boundaries are
> usually hard walls built around farm land. so if some other car comes in
> the opposite direction, you certainly have to go back 100-200meters to let
> it  pass.


highway=unclassified
lanes=1

2) Asphalted roads that are wide enough for a car/small truck, but with
> shoulders. so it is possible to let the car in opposite side to pass by
> moving over to road shoulder.
>

highway=unclassified
lanes=1.5


> 3) Asphalted roads that are wide enough for 2 cars or a bus. typically
> connects 2 main villeges.

highway=tertiary
lanes=1.5 or 2

According to the IRC standards, it seems like most rural roads would be
unclassified or tertiary, with singe lane (3-3.5m) or intermediate lane
(3.5-5.5m)

Residential roads and living streets should be used for roads serving
purely local residential traffic and not for traffic between villages.

[1]
http://saiindia.gov.in/english/home/Public_Folder/Professional_Practices_Group/State_Local_Manual/PUDUCHERRY_MANUAL/Wad%20Manual/Roads%20&%20Bridges.pdf


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