[Talk-us] "highway" tags in the US

Dave Hansen dave at sr71.net
Tue Mar 4 01:01:39 GMT 2008


On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 11:02 -0600, Alex Mauer wrote:
> Dave Hansen wrote:
> > For instance, OR217 and US26 west of Portland are both divided,
> > multi-lane, limited access highways.  Despite not being interstates,
> > they *ARE* motorways.  
> 
> Hmm, are you sure?  maybe they just look like motorways; there are a lot 
> of almost-motorway roads

I'm pretty sure I know one when I see one these days.  

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Map_Features
> A restricted access major divided highway, normally with 2 or more
> running lanes plus emergency hard shoulder. Equivalent to the Freeway,
> Autobahn etc..

Bingo.  It's truly restricted access.  No access except from onramps.
It's divided.  It also has emergency shoulders.  Is is effectively an
interstate.


-- Dave





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