[Talk-us] Trunk

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sat Oct 14 03:08:11 UTC 2017

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 9:53 PM, Evin Fairchild <evindfair at gmail.com> wrote:
> Soon after I first joined OSM, NE2 changed a US highway near me from
> primary to trunk which another user quickly reverted, but I actually agreed
> with the change to trunk. The road I'm referring to, BTW, is US 2 in
> Washington. It's mostly just two lanes, (it really could use four lanes,
> particularly between Snohomish and Gold Bar) but it is the second most
> important route over the Cascades in Washington, after I-90. Thus, it ought
> to be a trunk road.

The Super2 parts of US 2 were being upgraded to Trunk was valid, but not
the single carriageway, uncontrolled access parts.

> And I still do think that many US highways should be tagged as trunk for
> the most part, except when they parallel a freeway or other road with a
> higher capacity. After all, not every pair of large towns and cities (I'm
> talking anything with a population greater than 25,000 or more) will be
> connected by a freeway or expressway, even if they have traffic counts that
> are close to that of some rural interstates.

I strongly disagree.
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