[Talk-scotland] Trunk roads in Edinburgh

Donald Noble drnoble at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 08:56:31 UTC 2016

I agree that what the roads authorities call a "trunk road" is well
defined, but I thought the term was (now) used slightly differently in OSM.
However it looks as though the network in Scotland is very similar, but
with remnants of the historical trunk road though Edinburgh still there.
This supports my proposal, but perhaps it should be extended to cover the
A90 from the M90 spur right the way to the Bypass/A1 junction.
Regards, Donald

On Sat, 19 Mar 2016 at 23:04, Robert Weetman <robert.wtman.88 at gmail.com>

> As I understand it what is and is not a trunk road is well defined - see
> here:
> http://www.transport.gov.scot/road/maintenance/key-facts-about-trunk-road-network-scotland#map
> Robert
> 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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