On Sat, 21 Dec 2019 at 08:53, Paul Allen <pla16...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 at 22:05, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefi...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> >> But would they still count as either =trunk or =primary? >> >> While they're of high local importance, they're definitely not >> high-performance & they don't link major population centres either? >> > > You have just identified three orthogonal dimensions: > > - Construction (what you call "performance": motorway or dirt track) > - Traffic (number of vehicles per hour) > - "Importance" (read on) > > Thanks, Paul - I don't disagree with a word you said, except maybe the importance of road construction?
I mentioned "performance" & "importance" as they are the definitions used for highway=trunk https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dtrunk "Use highway <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway>=trunk for high performance or high importance roads that don't meet the requirement for motorway <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dmotorway>. In different countries, either performance or importance is used as the defining criterion for trunk" While =primary refers to "A major highway linking large towns, in developed countries normally with 2 lanes. In areas with worse infrastructure road quality may be far worse" https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dprimary > If the only way of getting from A to B is along a particular road, it's > very important. > In some of the cases that I'm thinking of, these are the only roads, so yes, very important. > Do we need to broaden our classes of construction/legality somewhat to > encompass > standards in countries outside the UK? Probably. Are the values for the > highway key > UK-centric and somewhat misleading? Sure. > Thank you! > Should we map dirt tracks between Hell's Bumhole and Arse-end Of Nowhere > as motorways because they're the only > way of getting from one place to the other? No, no, a thousand times no. > & yes, yes, a thousand times yes, :-) I agree that they shouldn't be =motorways, BUT, they should be either =trunk or =primary, because, in this area, they are the main road, & so are of vital importance! Thanks Graeme
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