[Talk-us] How to tag toll roads

Chris Lawrence lordsutch at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 18:33:23 UTC 2013

ISTM: tag mainline Thruway toll-free from the exit 25A on/off ramps to
exit 24 off/on ramps in free travel zone.  Tag ramps to/from 25A, 25,
and 24 toll-free in direction of free travel but tolled in direction
of tolled travel.  (So for example a 25->24 trip or 24->25 trip, which
would be tolled, would pass through the tolled ramps at 25.)

Looking at Mapquest Open, which distinguishes toll and non-toll
segments visually, that's how it appears to be tagged already (along
with the free travel route to/from I-88 to NY/I-890 at Exit 26).  So
it seems to be right.


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:
> On 3/17/13 11:09 PM, Evan Robohm wrote:
>> My question is how literally should we as mappers
>> tag them--like the Wiki page says or as they're advertised
>> on road signs? This also applies to how ramps are
>> tagged--does "toll=yes" only apply to ramps with toll
>> booths or to ramps that lead into/out of a tollway?
> it can get worse than that.
> for the NYS Thruway (I 87 from NYC to Albany, I 90 from
> Albany to the PA state Line), there is no toll for a transit
> from Exit 25A to Exit 24 (and vice versa), and no toll
> for a transit from Exit 25A to Exit 25 (and vice versa).
> the toll booth attendant takes your ticket and if you got on
> at the right place, there's no toll...
> i have absolutely no clue how to tag this.
> richard
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