[Talk-us] Abbreviation Police

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed Aug 4 12:45:53 BST 2010

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 1:32 AM, Kevin Atkinson <kevin at atkinson.dhs.org> wrote:
> OK.  So There is clearly no agreement on the abbreviation of road types
> (Street, Way, etc).  So what about these specific exceptions.  I will assume
> silence means agreement :)

See http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Name
specifically under "Abbreviations: Don't do it"


> Rather than "United Stated Highway 29 Frontage Road" just "U.S. 29 Frontage
> Road" or maybe "US 29 Frontage Road". Why.  Because no will say the formal
> out load.
> Rather than "Interstate 95 Frontage Road", just "I-95 Frontage Road". Why?
>  Even though some will say the formal, most just say the letter I.

North Service Road and South Service Road.  Romantic names, I know.
Are these similar to what you are calling frontage roads?

Perhaps frontage roads are an edge case that have been dealt with in
another jurisdiction.  Are there suggestions from tagging, or talk?

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