[Talk-scotland] Trunk roads in Edinburgh

Robert Weetman robert.wtman.88 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 23:03:08 UTC 2016

As I understand it what is and is not a trunk road is well defined - see 

On 19/03/2016 10:16, Donald Noble wrote:
> A recent note from GinaroZ [1] highlights a short section of 
>  Queensferry road is set to highway=trunk whereas most of it is 
> primary. This short bit at the junction appears to have been missed 
> missed in a changeset [2] by acsimpson "Correcting Trunk roads to 
> Primary Roads around West Edinburgh".
> Having looked again at the wii for Trunk roads [3], I propose that we 
> should reclassify the sections of the A90, A902 and A199 within the 
> city that are largely  bordered by houses to be highway=primary. These 
> are important routes, but not "high performance roads that don't meet 
> the requirement for motorway".
> This would affect this short stretch of the A90, the A902 
> (Telford/Ferry Road), and the A199 from Leith to Brunstane. I think 
> that the north end of the dual carriageway A1 ending in Brunstane is a 
> suitable end point for the Trunk road.
> Any comments welcome, either here or on the note.
> Regards, Donald
> [1] 
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/note/529056#map=16/55.9611/-3.2875&layers=N
> [2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/37078948
> [3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dtrunk
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