[Talk-us] Use of highway=tertiary

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Tue Jan 5 03:15:41 GMT 2010

Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> writes:

> Stellan Lagerstrom <lagerstrom at blindsight.com> writes:
>> We have a user (mk408) who seems intent on turning 3/4 of all
>> residential streets in the bay area into tertiary.
>> This seems excessive to me. Most of these are just residential streets,
>> not thoroughfares, etc.
>> Views?
>> Here's one changeset: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/3519089
> I think tertiary is way overused.  Starting with the notion that
> highway=secondary should be a state highway, tertiary should be a
> significant road that people use to get to a state highway, or at least
> a link between population centers of thousands of people.  Other main
> roads within a city would then be unclassified.

Not every secondary highway needs to be a state highway.  I would tag
roads that have more than just local relevance as tertiary.


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