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Re: Service Roads

Postby WeeeZer14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:36 pm

mapcat wrote:It definitely needs to have a higher rank than Street (otherwise, what's the point, other than to make them stand out in the client?). But besides that, my general feeling is that primary streets and a minor highways fulfill the same roles, only one has a highway number (US or state) and the other one doesn't (or it's a county highway). Rare exceptions apply, of course.


What is the point, well it may be that the original intent was display only. Just like my thought for Service Roads. Priority is part of what we are trying to hash out in the discussion of NJ road types. Right now I am thinking that primary street should be a tier below Minor Highway. It is something that is important/high volume, but calling it a highway would be very generous.

I guess this touches on some of the difference between a highway (a physical structure) and a route (a logical designation). Sometimes they play nice together, other times they bash heads.

mapcat wrote:
WeeeZer14 wrote:... my "rule" that any ramp should terminate on at least a Primary Street as well. (Except for say rest areas or ramps to a private/secured campus.

Good rule. Ought to be the standard.


One standard down, only a million to go! :lol:

And damn, I try to make topics to focus on one area and they all branch out on tangents. We are all complex thinkers!
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Re: Service Roads

Postby WeeeZer14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:51 pm

I created a new topic to discuss Primary Streets so we can keep focused on Service Roads here.
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Re: Service Roads

Postby WeeeZer14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Only thing I have every heard or read is that service roads are the same as a regular street to the routing server.

Yes I believe some are using service roads for alleys. I am not sure if that is a conflict with the definition I am working with or not. I think it would work okay. Do you have any thoughts either way?

I'd tend to think that parking lot road may be better -- only go there if your destination is on that segment. It will also suppress traffic reports. Not many people will care that there is slow traffic on a back alley somewhere.

Of course I have been known to use narrow cobble stone alleys in Hoboken NJ for blocks and blocks to bypass the regular roads. But I would NEVER recommend that route to someone else with out a ton of disclaimers.
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Re: Service Roads

Postby WeeeZer14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:30 pm

Here is an example of what it looks like in Hoboken via street view

Now to check to see how they are set on the map...
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