[Talk-us] Rural US: Correcting Original TIGER Imported Ways

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Fri Feb 23 02:38:05 UTC 2018


On 2/22/18 11:57 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> For the US, however, you'd want to do something other than just
>> "downgrading to track".  There are a couple of options I suspect:
> In the US, treating an unpaved road as "track" does not seem right.
> Besides the surface issue, there is a very strong notion of legal status
> between a "road" (often on its own parcel, traffic laws apply)and a
> "track" (just a place where you could drive within some larger lot, and
> often considered that traffic laws do not apply).
a very large percentage of the road network in the corn belt of the US
consists of very well maintained gravel surfaced roads. they are absolutely
not tracks and routinely support heavy farm equipment.

richard

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