[Talk-us] Another random road reclassification

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed Aug 15 18:37:13 BST 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Clay Smalley <claysmalley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I know there is some disagreement about road classification,
>> > especially when it comes to trunk but I'm pretty sure most people
>> > would agree that this is incorrect. Thoughts?
>> >
>> I've been told you should use highway=trunk, expressway=yes for this.
>> Not sure of the validity or widespread use of the tag.
> The trunk part, yes.  The expressway part, I don't see anything outright
> wrong with it, but don't see a whole lot of value, either, as the term is
> loaded.  Oklahoma, for example, calls both freeways and expressways as
> "expressway" (such as the War Veteran's Expressway south of Tulsa or the MLK
> Expressway in Tulsa), New Jersey and Delaware seem to only call toll roads
> expressways (even though they're toll motorways).
> Likewise, undivided freeways and divided expressways are obviously
> differentiated by the number of roadways and whether or not there's
> intersections with something other than a link.


expressway=yes, seems to be a fringe tag at best.

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