[Talk-us] access=destination vs access=private

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sat Sep 10 04:43:07 BST 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Peter Dobratz <peter at dobratz.us> wrote:
>> Do you think it makes more sense to tag the apartment complexes as
>> access=destination or access=private? The complexes are not usually private.
> I'd even consider not putting access restrictions on them at all,
> unless there is some rule that you shouldn't be using them as a
> through street.  What if you are walking or on a bicycle?

What about jurisdictions like New Jersey, which have this law:

New Jersey 39:4-66.2 "Except for emergency vehicles and motor vehicles
being operated at the direction of a law enforcement officer, no
person shall drive a motor vehicle on public property, except public
roads or highways, or private property, with or without the permission
of the owner, for the purpose of avoiding a traffic control signal or

Would such private ways, which could be used to avoid a stop sign, be
access=permissive, motor_vehicle=destination?  I don't know.  I
thought access=destination was only to be used for rights of way.  And
I think if I were coding a router I'd avoid using an access=permissive
as a through street anyway.  But maybe that's my
learned-to-drive-in-New-Jersey bias.

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