[Talk-us] "highway" tags in the US
dave at sr71.net
Tue Mar 4 17:08:06 GMT 2008
On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 23:23 -0500, Bone Killian wrote:
> > certainly a highway that meets the
> > standards without being designated should be tagged as motorway, but
> IMHO the only thing that qualifies a road as a motorway (in the US) is
> the big red and blue signage identifying it as part of the interstate
> highway system.
Have you actually read the highway definition on the map features page?
It has zero to do with shiny red signs. :)
In fact, there are even stretches of interstate in this country which
aren't technically motorways.
> I-93 passes through Franconia Notch State Park as a Super-2 parkway,
> the only instance of a two-lane Interstate highway in the United
> States. This stretch carries a 45 mile per hour speed limit. For the
> trip through Franconia Notch, I-93 and U.S. Route 3 run concurrently.
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