[Talk-us] tagging cul-de-sacs

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 18:31:41 BST 2012

On 4/10/2012 10:39 AM, Peter Dobratz wrote:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dturning_circle:
> "There is no central island/reservation to a turning circle—it's
> simply a wider bit of road."

There was a recent discussion on tagging@ in which the 'old guard' 
refused to accept that it may be common in some places to use 
turning_circle for a cul-de-sac with an island. Hence the wiki doesn't 
reflect reality.

Another case is with a mini_roundabout - supposedly the center must be 
flat. But many small circles that fit inside intersections are tagged as 
mini_roundabouts even if they have a raised island.

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