[Talk-scotland] Trunk roads in Edinburgh

Donald Noble drnoble at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 13:01:34 UTC 2016

I have changed [1] the remaining sections of A90/A199/A8 road through
Edinburgh from trunk to primary (keeping _link as appropriate). I think
these clearly do not meet the description on the wiki of being motorway
standard roads, and they are no longer on the government's list of trunk
roads. This presumably means any remaining green signs will be replaced in
due course.

I have left 2 sections as trunk for now, that are not on the list of trunk
1. The A90 between the M90 spur and Cramond Brig.
2. The A702 city bypass between the A8 and the M8/Hermiston junction.

Both of these are key dual carriageway routes, where cycling is not
allowed, so could be taken as almost motorway standard. Any further
thoughts on these sections?

regards, Donald

[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/38081751

On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 at 21:28 Michael Booth <boothym at gmail.com> wrote:

> According to the wiki and talk-gb posts, the distinction between trunk and
> primary is to do with green v white signed routes.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Tagging_Guidelines#UK_roads
> My memory of that part of Edinburgh is a bit fuzzy so forgive me for
> looking at google street view. If you go west on the A902 from the Crewe
> Toll roundabout there are a few green signs, but also some white signs -
> especially going eastbound. But it's clear that the A902 and A199 aren't
> what you would class as the second most important roads on the network -
> they look like primary roads to me.
> If you compare the Transport Scotland trunk road map to the OSM map, it is
> identical except for the roads in question going through Edinburgh. I'm not
> sure if that is the case in the rest of the UK - should we just be copying
> the trunk road maps or going by the wiki (if there is even a difference?)
> 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>
> 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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