[OSM-talk] Highway=trunk : harmonization between countries ?

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 11:00:24 UTC 2017

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 08:15:31AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> writes:
> So I'm seeing a systematic bias (in fastest time mode) to slower,
> shorter routes.
> I should get some actual data and compare reality to OSM more
> systematically.
> > Tagging some roads with maxspeed:practical would have only the 
> > effect to distort routing decissions. You owwould have to tag the 
> > large majority of roads with this tag to achieve a similar effect 
> > like not having it on any of those roads.h
> That's a fair point in theory.  It's a good question how many roads need
> to be adjusted to have things make sense.  Around me, adjusting the
> interstates and route 2 would help vastly.
> Maybe we need a "maxspeed:speed_limit_ought_to_be".  Really I mean
> "people drive like the speed limit is X, and that's ok".  I'm sort of
> joking, but will ponder.

the question is - if you would obey speed limits on the interstates
and the route 2 - would they still be faster than those "slower shorter"
routes in your area?


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