Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby ispyisail » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:43 pm

JimmyKip wrote:I usually agree with the gravel road = street theory, as many are well maintained, easily fit 2 cars abreast & you can travel at reasonably high speed. I like the way you've addressed this one though as it was much narrower, and traction was a problem. Don't know if my GPS track shows or not but I doubt I got over 50km/h!


None of the gravel roads around my area fit 2 cars abreast. Rule of thumb with gravel roads is you drive down the centre then both cars slow down pull over to pass each other. Im going to suggest that 50km would not be an ureasombale average for many gravel roads.
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby finshona » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:22 pm

Ok the other one is a tarsealed road, so I'm guessing I edited the right one. 8-)
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby finshona » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:12 pm

My bad memory sucks, there are 2 South Rd's in Eketahuna, one is a primary road and one is a street. Help JimmyKip which one did you drive down? :lol:
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby pcp192 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:06 pm

so I have left either end where it joins the main road with a street rating for a few hundred meters, then changed it to the dirt track for the middle portion of the road. This means it will show on the map when you are driving along SH2 and also at the other end


Good solution - it makes the road visible where it intersects yet unroutable for general use, unless of course your destination is on that road :-)
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby ispyisail » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:00 pm

The old dirt track is a tricky one


agreed

I've gone full circle on this one.


My current status is if you can drive a passenger car down it, its a "Street".

No gravel road should ever be a "primary street"

Use 4x4 only when a 4x4 is required.
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby finshona » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:04 pm

I came up South Rd - which you might want to consider making a dirt track as its a narrow single laned gravel road, rougher than most.


The old dirt track is a tricky one, my memory isn't great but I may have read somewhere in the forums that the consensus opinion is that our gravel roads in NZ are drivable by a car in most cases. Having said that you have just driven it and clearly it is rough at that far end (SH2 end of South Rd) so I have left either end where it joins the main road with a street rating for a few hundred meters, then changed it to the dirt track for the middle portion of the road. This means it will show on the map when you are driving along SH2 and also at the other end where it joins Parkview Central Rd, but Waze shouldn't route you along that road as a shortcut to Eketahuna.

Is this acceptable? Other editors are welcome to add their opinions :)
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby finshona » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:57 am

Thank you Jimmykip. Thats brilliant.
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Re: Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby ispyisail » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:18 am

In the mean time I'll carry on making Eketahuna navigable and routable to the best of my ability.


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Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby JimmyKip » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:40 am

I'm not disagreeing with that, just saying that on that particular stretch I might not have got to 50km/h at all, let alone averaged it.
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Eketahuna, Primary Rd problem?!?

Postby JimmyKip » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:59 pm

I usually agree with the gravel road = street theory, as many are well maintained, easily fit 2 cars abreast & you can travel at reasonably high speed. I like the way you've addressed this one though as it was much narrower, and traction was a problem. Don't know if my GPS track shows or not but I doubt I got over 50km/h!
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