Talk:Tag:highway=service

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How about this image for the ValueDescription template?

Usage of service

In my understanding a service way leads exclusivly to an amenity and ends there as a deadend. Is this correct? In my area I find many highways tagged as service, which go on. --Kaivi 10:52, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Exact Definition?

It is:

"Service" is a road with a task/mission/assignment: Generally for access to a building, motorway service station, beach, campsite, industrial estate, business park, club house, etc. This is also commonly used for access to parking, driveways, delivery and alleys. In normal case a service road is paved.

It is NOT:

It is a road that is NOT used by everybody every day - it's not a common road used like residential. It's maybe NOT as broad as a common road. It's NOT a road with general access restrictions, but sometimes there are restrictions. It's also NOT a kind of a track - paved or not - most tracks do have access restrictions!. It is NOT just tagged "service" because there is no classification (unclassified).

What do you think about this definition? --EinKonstanzer 19:03, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Those seem like the characteristics of most ways that are and should be highway=service. Rather "more often paved than unpaved", I could easily point to many unpaved service roads, especially service=driveway ones. Many enough to say thay it's not "in normal case ... paved". Alv 19:34, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

name=* on driveway service roads?

I have always tagged driveway service roads with the name of the connecting residential street. This is "correct", yes? --Olejorgenb 06:55, 13 May 2011 (BST)

No. The house's addresses might be on the residential road, but that doesn't give their driveways a name. A service road might have a name, but they seldom do, and then it should be signposted at the start. Alv 10:27, 13 May 2011 (BST)
Agreed. Boston posts names like "Public Alley 22", so these would be tagged. But ordinarily a service road will not have a name. --NE2 17:35, 13 May 2011 (BST)