[Talk-us] Short 'connector' roads -- _link or not?

Andrew andrewdmatheny at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 22:23:52 UTC 2018

The rule I've always followed is that it's the highest _link unless it's at an
intersection with a named street, in which case the names roads just

The only exception I think could make sense is if the *only *function of
the connector is to connect to a service road–like in a right-in/right-out
configuration– and U-turns aren't permitted. If the connector allows
U-turns on a dual-carriage arterial, then it ought to be a link so it has
the same priority in routing.



On Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 4:07 PM Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org wrote:

> Hi,
> As I was creating more ‘unnamed roads’ challenges in MapRoulette, and spot
> checking them, I came across a number of cases like this one:
> https://maproulette.org/mr3/challenge/3313/task/6414594
> To my mind these need to be fixed, but I wanted to ask here first, so I
> can get the instructions right.
> Either such a segment is part of a 3 or 4 way intersection of higher class
> dual carriageway roads, in which case it should probably be named.
> Or as in this case, it is an extension of the service road, and it should
> be highway=service and remain unnamed like the service road itself.
> ..And I guess a third case is like
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/288576287 , which should be a _link?
> Advice welcome!
> Martijn
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